Wife commits suicide by self immolation as a result of husband's alcoholism; Husband also commits suicide by hanging himself

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 - 13:56


A lady teacher in Gampola has committed suicide by setting herself on fire as a result of her husband being an alcoholic.


The police stated that she had committed suicide in this manner on the 12th of this month.


The police further stated that she had been admitted to the Gampola teaching hospital in critical condition and had succumbed to her injuries last night.


The husband had also committed suicide by hanging himself after learning that his wife had passed away.


The police stated that she was 27 years of age at the time of her demise and the autopsy had revealed that she was 2 months into pregnancy.


The Pussallawa police stated that the 28 year old husband who committed suicide this morning was employed as a tri shaw driver.