A rather heart-wrenching incident was reported recently from the Matale district.
In a country where mothers, sisters and wives are considered sacred such incidents question the very humanity of our people.
A 32 year old pregnant mother was beaten until she miscarried last week.
Her husband had beaten her several times and then buried the foetus in their garden.
He had then admitted his wife to the Raththota hospital due to excessive bleeding.
The beating continued even after she returned home from hospital and unable to bear it any further had gone to the police.
The police media unit stated that she has now been admitted for further treatment to the Matale hospital.
Her husband has been arrested and remanded until the 30th of this month.