Three girls in Thandikulam, Vavuniya today met their fate when their mother had jumped into a well in their garden attempting to commit suicide.
According to our correspondent the mother had been rescued by area residents.
However the three girls aged five and a half years, two and a half years & one & a half years respectively had succumbed to their injuries.
Police suspect that the mother of the children might have been suffering from a psychological condition.
Meanwhile a decomposed body of a 73-year-old woman was found in a house at Mattala, Pitigala yesterday.
Police said the victim had lived with her 34-year-old daughter in the house, and the daughter has gone missing.
Police found the body after the neighbours informed the police of an odour emanating from this house