Husband throws acid on wife for not bringing him present from Kataragama

By Vijayasiri Vidyasekera, Kalutara Corr.

A man, enraged by his wife’s failure to bring him any present from Kataragama, where she had been on pilgrimage, threw acid on her in Kalutara.

The victim, employed overseas, had returned home last month and gone on pilgrimage to Kataragama with a group of her friends. She returned with some gifts for her two daughters and son. The husband had brought acid in a cup and thrown it on her face, the police told the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court.

IP Sachinda Amarasekera of Kalutara South Police Station told the court that the victim with serious injuries and had been to the Nagoda Hospital first and later transferred to the National Eye Hospital, Colombo.

Kalutara Chief Magistrate Ajith M. Masinghe ordered that the suspect be enlarged on personal bail and fixed the hearing for Nov. 21, 2015.

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