The bodies of a 26-year-old woman and her 5 month old baby were discovered in a well in Siyambalapitiya in Alawwa yesterday afternoon.
It is believed that the woman intentionally jumped into the well along with her child and drowned.
There have been reports from individuals close to the victim that the new born baby had been refusing to be breast fed since its birth and police suspect that the 26-year-old mother committed suicide due to depression.
The victim was a single mother of two. The older child was at school at the time of the incident.