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Thursday, 19 September 2013 - 12:53
Husband arrested in connection with the incident of assaulting his wife and burning her
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The husband who was arrested in connection with the incident of assaulting his wife and burning her has been remanded along with his mother.

 

Kahatagasdiliya police officers had conducted an emergency search operation in a residence 3 days ago based on a tip received by the residents of the area.

 

During the search the police officers had discovered the woman who had severe burn wounds and was being forcibly held in the house.

 

Subsequently the woman was hospitalized and she had told the police that her husband had arrived at home intoxicated and had assaulted her and burnt her and then kept her forcibly in the house for 3 months without allowing her to receive treatment.

 

Following her statement the Kahatagasdiliya police had arrested the individual in concern along with his mother and they were remanded till the 26th of this month after being presented before the Anuradhapura Magistrate’s Court.

 

Speaking to our news team a spokesperson of the Kahatagasdiliya police stated that the woman is currently receiving treatment at the Anuradhapura Hospital and her 5 year old child will be sent to a child protection centre.

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