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Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 12:59
Update : Father who threw children into river missing:mother arrested : Video
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Police arrested the mother of two little children who were thrown off to Nilvala River by their father this morning.

Child and Women Bureau of Matara Police said that the 32-year old woman was arrested at Nelum Wewa Rathmale in Dikwella this afternoon.

Some pedestrians on the Mahanama Bridge in Matara noticed that a man was fleeing after throwing two children into the river.

Later the onlookers have informed the incident to the officers on duty at a nearby Army sentry.

Several soldiers acted in a split second, jumped into the river and saved the four-year old girl and the two-year old boy.

A Matara hospital spokesman said that the condition of the two children in the ICU is improving.

The suspect is a resident of Rathmale area in Matara and police has deployed a special team to arrest the absconding father of the victims.

The children’s mother told police that there have been marital disputes between her and his husband for a long time.

The mother of the 2 children was also taken into custody by the police.











Update : Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 6:38
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A father flees after pushing his children to a river

A father has fled the area after pushing off his two small children to Nilwala river this morning.

Police Media Spokesman Office said that security officials of a nearby sentry have rescued the two children and rushed them to hospital.

The suspect is a resident of Rathmale area in Matara and police has deployed a special team to arrest the absconding father of the victims.
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