Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 12:55
Update : Video : Suspected father who murdered his nine month-old daughter in Middeniya surrenders to Courts
The father who allegedly slit the throat and killed his 9 month old child, handed himself over to the Walasmulla Magistrate courts today.
The police media sources said that the suspect handed himself over to the courts through a lawyer.
The suspect has taken the infant girl to the jungle and allegedly killed her following a row with his wife on the 16th of this month.
The suspect who fled the area handed himself over to the courts after 4 days.
Update : Monday, 20 January 2014 - 12:53
9 month old infant murdered by father
A father has murdered his 9 month old daughter by slitting her throat with a sharp implement this morning in the Matara – Walasmulla – Middeniya region.
Reports state that the suspect had left the child and his wife and that subsequently both parties had agreed on a divorce.
However, the father had begun visiting the house claiming he wants to visit his daughter.
The Police stated that the suspect, after arriving at the house yesterday had taken his daughter and left the house without informing anyone.
Subsequently after a phone call by the suspect’s mother requesting him to bring the infant back, he had demanded she come to a thicket in the Middeniya region to claim the child.
Afterwards a cousin of the mother of the child had gone to the location stated by the suspect and discovered the body of the infant.
The mother of the dead child has lodged a complaint at the Middeniya police and according to the police the suspect has fled the region and an investigation is underway regarding the murder.