Suspect in children poisoning case remanded

by Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY – A suspect named Delumkotuwegedara Indrani arrested by Panwila police in connection with the death of a three-and-a-half-year old boy who fell sick after eating some biscuits and chocolates given by her, was remanded till July 03 by the Teldeniya Acting Magistrate Sarath Premakumara.

The elder sister of the little boy who died at Madulkele hospital was admitted to Kandy General Hospital when she, too, fell sick after eating the sweets alleged to have been given by the suspect.

The tragedy occurred at Tawalanhenna near Madolkele in the Panwila police area.

The suspect woman was a neighbour of the victims, the police said.

CI Saman Angammana OIC, Panwila police station heads investigations on the directions of senior DIG, H.N.B. Ambanwala, DIG G. B. Peramunne and senior S. P. Gamini Ellepola.

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