Girl child falls to her death

25 January 2015 04:01 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 4-year-old girl child had fallen to her death from an apartment of the Havelock City Apartment Complex at Wellawatta last night, the Police said.

They said the child succumbed to her injuries on being admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.

Police said the child was resident of Mabola and she had come to the Wellawatta complex, where the sister of the child's mother was residing on the 11th floor apartment two days before the incident.

However, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the girl’s body was found from the 2nd floor of the building Saturday night.

“Investigation would be carried out whether the child was fallen from the apartment or it has any other reason, however initial investigations have revealed that the child and her nine-year old sister were at the apartment complex elevator before the incident had happened and later her sister had left from the elevator while the child was inside,” SSP Rohana said.

According to the initial investigations, the child had been playing with her mother and her nine-year-old sister on the second floor of the building. The child had wanted a drink of water. The nine-year-old sister had accompanied her to the 11th floor in the lift in order to get the water., On the 11th floor only the elder sister had managed to get off and the lift had gone on to the 22nd floor with the 4 year-old.

Police believe that when the lift door opened in the 22nd floor, the 4 year-old child had come out and gone to look for her sister -- and while doing so fallen to her death.

The post mortem examination of the child was held today.

  Comments - 11

  • Reggie Monday, 26 January 2015 09:04 AM

    As so far as I know this is the best housing complex in Colombo. can even believe about such an indecent

    shamen nizam Monday, 26 January 2015 01:57 PM

    my deepest sympathies 2 d family. must fix cc camera all d floor. must build d balconies not less than 4 feet.

    willows Sunday, 25 January 2015 09:54 AM

    It is fact most of these so called super luxury apartments are not child proof

    Thomas Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:18 AM

    Careless parents are responsible for this tragedy.Furthermore the Apartment developers must take responsibility for this and pay compensation, at the same time take remedial action to avoid further incidents of this nature

    ANTON Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:21 AM


    public Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:22 AM

    police should investigate this fully and if evidence of negligence is present, charge the parents with criminal negligence. Dont wait for the president to wave his magic wand

    Ryan Sunday, 25 January 2015 10:28 PM

    as i read this i think of my own children and no matter whose fault it is deepest sympathies to the parents and may the little childs soul rest in peace. may the authorities find out the cause not to get a scapegoat but to prevent future such atrocities via DM Android App

    sam Sunday, 25 January 2015 11:38 PM

    unfortunate incident Parents must be devastated via DM Android App

    Afrah imran Sunday, 08 February 2015 01:56 PM

    The girl is so cute and may god grant her t heaven (RIP)

    OMG Sunday, 25 January 2015 03:03 PM

    The railings on balconies should be at least 4 feet high and should not be easy to climb.

    Marlon Friday, 30 January 2015 04:13 PM

    Seriously its hurts. Really cute angle,

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