Nurse admitted to hospital with severe burns

By Madura Ranwala

A 30-year-old nurse, attached to a private hospital in Wellawatte, had been admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila on Wednesday night with severe burn injuries to her head and body.

 According to Kahathuduwa, police conducting investigations, the woman is believed to have attempted self immolation following a dispute with her husband over an what seemed to be a financial matter.

 However, the mother of the victim has lodged a complaint with the police alleging that the 35-year-old husband had set her daughter ablaze after she went to a neighbouring house to get help to settle their quarrel.

The police arrested the husband yesterday, immediately after the complaint and the suspect will be produced before the Kesbewa Magistrate today.

But the police investigations so far conducted had revealed that the victim had set fire to herself to frighten her husband, who does not have a permanent job. The couple have a three year-old child who is taken care if by the victim’s mother while the couple is at work.

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