Woman jumps into well with  two children; toddler dies

 By Madura Ranwala

 A disappointed wife of an Air Force officer attempted to commit suicide by jumping into a well with two of their daughters aged seven and one in the early hours of yesterday at Morakele, Chilaw.

 Her youngest daughter died though the villagers managed to pull them out of the well around midnight.

 Police Media Unit (PMU) said that she had not been arrested yet as she was being treated at the Marawila hospital with the other daughter, both of whom were saved by the neighbours with great difficulty.

 Neighbours and relations living adjacent to the victim’s house said that she had been bearing the ill treatment for some time.

 PMU said that the police had yet not recorded a statement from the woman who was in a state of shock. She had plunged into the well over a family dispute, it said.

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