Three girls in Thandikulam, Vavuniya today met their fate when their mother had jumped into a well in their garden attempting to commit suicide.
Upon having put her children to the well the mother had subsequently jumped in.
According to our correspondent the mother had been subsequently rescued by area residents.
However the three girls aged five, two & one years respectively had succumbed to their injuries.
Police suspect that the mother of the children might have been suffering from a psychological condition.
The suspect is said to be mother of five children.
Her eldest son had been at school during the incident while the other had been entrusted to the care of their grandfather.
The husband of the suspect is said to have deserted the family & her motive to commit suicide according to area residents may have been influenced due to having experienced financial constraints.
The suspect identified as 36 year old Wijesinghe Chandrasiri has been placed under arrest by the Vavuniya police.