The person who pushed his wife and the child to sea in Kosgoda – Maha-palana area last night has been remanded till the 30th of this month.
The body of a two-year-old boy, who drowned after being pushed into sea along by the farther, was discovered this morning when it washed ashore in the Kosgoda area.
The suspect, had taken his wife and child at 10pm in the night, pretending that he was taking them to visit a friend.
Later, he had led the unsuspecting wife and the daughter onto the peak of a rock by the sea and suddenly pushed them to sea.
It is reported that the girl disappeared after the fall, and the wife fell beneath the rock, and escaped drowning.
The police Media Spokesperson’s office, stated the wife who fled the scene, had later complained about the incident to the Kosgoda police.
The suspect is a 29 year old, who works as a mason.
The police, found that the suspect has a secret affair with another woman in the area, and the man and his wife had constant quarrels due this issue.
The suspect stated that he pushed the wife and the daughter to sea and attempted to portray the incident as a suicide.
(Pix by Roshan Piyathilaka)