An individual hailing from the Dankotuwa – Morukkuliya region who had tried to kill his 5 year old son by hanging him with a wire has committed suicide.
He had tied a wire to a rafter on the roof of his kitchen and tried to hang his son.
But the wire had broken and the child had fallen and the residents in the area had gathered at the house after hearing the child’s screams.
The child who was being suffocated by the wire at the time was admitted to the Dankotuwa hospital and subsequently the child had been transferred to the Negambo Hospital for further treatment.
The police state that the child is still in serious condition.
The Dankotuwa police stated that the father of the child had fled to a neighbouring abandoned plot and committed suicide by jumping into a well after tying a rope to his neck.
The wife of this 32 year old individual had gone abroad 2 months ago and according to his relatives he had been suffering from manic depression due to this.