Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 18:42
3 women claim the body of a man each claiming to be the wife
Three women said to have been spouses of a former garment worker have claimed the body of a 45-year old man today at Gampaha Magistrate Courts.
Police said all three women produced marriage certificates to prove that the man was married to them.
The man had fathered two children to each woman and had lived with a woman at her residence in Malwatu Hiripitiya, Gampaha before he met with an accident.
The other two women are residing in Rambukkana and Deraniyagala.
However, Gampaha Additional Magistrate Lalith Kannangara told the three women to conduct the final rites of the deceased without meting out injustice to the 6 children.
Accordingly, the Magistrate has ordered them to discuss the matter and inform their decision to Courts tomorrow.
The Court also ordered to place the body at Gampaha hospital mortuary.