A report of an individual claiming to commit suicide and jumping into a well with unknown woman has been received from the Polonnaruwa – Bakamuna – Aththanakadawala region.
Our regional correspondent stated that the individual who jumped into the well had climbed out while leaving the woman in the well which resulted in the death of the woman.
Reports state that the deceased woman who hails from the Anuradhapura region had arrived in the Aththana-kadawala region yesterday to attend a wedding.
The individual in concern had approached the woman while she was near a well and after calling her the name of a another woman in the region had jumped into the well.
Residents of the region state that the man who jumped into the well with the deceased woman, did not know her in person.
After the man climbed out of the well several residents of the region had tried to save the woman but their efforts were to no avail.
The man in concern is currently receiving treatment in the Polonnaruwa hospital under police protection subsequent to being assaulted by residents of the region after he climbed out of the well.