The police has arrested a woman who has dumped the baby into a domestic drainage pit as soon as she has given birth.
It is reported that, the woman who was arrested this morning is a mother of two children who are 8 and 12 years of age.
Peradeniya police states that the woman has hidden the fact that she is pregnant from her husband as well as the family health officer.
It is revealed that woman has given birth on last 11th and dropped the infant in the drainage pit while her husband who is a bus owner was on a hire to Jaffna.
The woman who admitted herself to the Hospital due to excessive bleeding has told police that the infant was dumped in the drainage pit after since it was a still-birth.
Police suspects that the woman would have given birth to this child through an illegitimate affair.
The post-mortem of the infant to be conducted.
Peradeniya Police are carrying further investigations into the incident.
(Photo Credits - Kamal Suraweera, Kandy)