A 35 year old mother of four children died after her husband assisted delivering her 4th child at Pulachchena area in Kalpitiya.
However, Kalpitiya Police noted that the new born baby is in good health.
The baby’s umbilical cord was cut by the victim’s husband following the delivery which took place on the 19th.
The woman has died eight days after the delivery.
When the husband attempted to bury the body of his wife, the residents who became suspicious of his actions, informed the police of the matter.
A group of police officers arrived and inspected the scene, and uncovered the details.
It has been revealed that the woman was not registered at any maternity clinic in the area.
In addition, the husband of the victim has acted as her midwife, during three previous child births.
Following the post-mortem which was conducted at the Kurunegala Hospital today, it was revealed that the woman died due to a germ affecting her brain, after entering the womb during the delivery.