It has been revealed that the child that was thrown into the Kelani river was already murdered: Mother remanded until the 2nd of May

Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 19:13

Biyagama police stated that they have received information that the 6 year old child that was thrown into the Kelani river by the mother from Kaduwela bridge was already murdered.

The mother who was arrested was remanded until the 2nd when she was produced before Mahara acting magistrate, Saman Withanarachchi today.

The mother jumped into Kelani river from Kaduwela last afternoon after throwing her 6 year old child into the river.

The mother was rescued by area residents while police and the Navy commenced operations in search of the child.

The body of the child was recovered this morning.

Our correspondents stated that the autopsy of the child was carried out this afternoon.

However, police stated that the mother had dashed her child’s head against the bridge when the child had refused to jump into the river.

Investigations have revealed that the child had been thrown into the river afterwards.

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