Woman arrested for killing newborn daughter, burning her

By Pradeep Prasanna Samarakoon

Dehiwala Police yesterday (12) arrested a woman who had killed her newborn daughter, burnt her and threw her ashes to the Bolgoda Lake.

Police are looking for a young man who had aided and abetted in the crime. The young man is said to have lived with the suspect woman.

Police said that the suspect woman was a 23-year-old from Kandy and she had come to reside in a rented house at Waidya Road in Dehiwala several months back. She had been working at a night club at Havelock Town, Colombo. She had developed an affair with a 25-year-old man who later had come to reside at the house rented by the woman. As a result of the affair the woman had delivered an infant girl.

The woman has divulged to the police that she with the assistance of her lover had killed the infant and burnt her body and thrown the ashes to the Bolgoda Lake in Moratuwa.

Dehiwala police are conducting further investigations.

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