Friday, 25 April 2014 - 19:36
The body of the father who threw his children to Nilwala River recovered by the police : Video
The Navy found the body of the suspected father who threw his two little children to the Nilvala River yesterday.
The body of the 39-year-old Kande Chandana Saman de Silva of Nelumwewa at Rathmale in Dikwella was floating on the river near Matara Fort.
Police Media Spokesman’s Office said that the victim’s wife and several relatives identified the body.
The suspected father fled the scene yesterday after throwing off his two children to the Nilvala River at the Mahanama bridge.
Later some onlookers informed the incident to the nearby Army sentry and four soldiers acted in a split second, jumped into the river and saved the two children.
The children’s mother told police that there have been marital disputes between her and his husband for a long time.