Police have commenced a special investigation into the sudden death of a 3 month old infant at the Bandarawela Sujatha Children’s Home.
The infant was placed in the care of the children’s home based on a court order.
The infant’s mother is a 13 year old under-age child herself.
The infant is said to have taken ill suddenly on the 23rd of March and was pronounced dead upon admission to the Bandarawela hospital.
Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana stated that the post mortem was carried out at the Diyatalawa Hospital.
The post mortem report indicates the cause of death to be suffocation.
The Bandarawela Police are conducting further investigations.