Police investigations reveal the parents of the girl who was murdered by her mother were divorced earlier and re-married for the second time.
A senior officer of the Wellampitiya police said the suspect was arrested and questioned at this moment.
The victim, six-year old Fathima Safia of Nagaha-mulla in Kolonnawa was assaulted by her mother blaming the girl for urinating inside the house.
The victim’s 7-year old brother has told the police the mother had grabbed his sister by her neck and continued the assault on her even after the girl fell down from the steps.
Police also said the suspect had burnt the genitals of the girl several times in the past for the same offence.
The suspect is scheduled to be produced before the Court this afternoon.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/90876/mother-arrested-for-throttling-her-daughter-to-death