Improvised swing brings death to 13-year-oldJune 30, 2013, 10:26 pm
By Gamini Bandara Illangatillake
A 13-year-old girl died of strangulation when her neck got entangled in a swing she had made of a coir rope, used for hanging clothes to dry.
The deceased, Dilani Priyadharshini, was a student of the Patana Sinhala Maha Vidyalaya.
The victim’s mother was looking for her to send some tea to her husband who was taking part in a shramadana in a nearby locality when she was found unconscious with her neck stuck in the swing.
She was rushed to the Kotagala hospital but pronounced dead on admission.
The victim’s father is a conductor of a private bus company operating on the Hatton-Talawakele route.
The inquest was held at the Kotagala hospital by the Inquirer into sudden deaths and the body was dispatched to the Nawalapitiya hospital for the post-mortem.
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