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A Sri Lankan housemaid has been arrested on suspicion of strangling her newborn baby just moments after giving birth.

Sources told the GDN she stuffed a piece of cloth inside the infant's mouth after strangling it to make sure it was dead.

The 39-year-old is alleged to have killed the child last Thursday before hiding its body in a storeroom at her Bahraini employer's home, in Budaiya.

She apparently confessed to her boss the same day after he confronted her because she was acting unusual.

Sources said she told police the child's father was an Asian with whom she had an affair. Sri Lanka honorary consul general P B Higgoda confirmed a complaint had been filed with the police.

It is understood the woman had been admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex following bleeding, but was discharged into police custody yesterday.

Source: Gulf Daily News

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  • lankaputha Monday, 24 January 2011 08:36 AM

    50 -50 .. or even 40 - 60 , where the same man, acting as unmarried and stay with more women in Middle east. No one to blame other than the person who created the desires.

    lankaputha Monday, 24 January 2011 08:39 AM

    else who will protect the kid, can the mom drop the kid in a counter and go free?

    lankaputha Monday, 24 January 2011 08:43 AM

    what do you know about demand and supply. The more demand if for house maids, and males have lesser opp's. For a house maid no formal training is required

    tma Monday, 24 January 2011 09:13 AM

    This is a social problem which needs to be addressed

    ad Monday, 24 January 2011 09:32 AM

    very pathetic .if the mother is Buddhist why she can't follow the five precepts( especially 3 rd ) of Buddhism

    Rajitha Monday, 24 January 2011 09:37 AM

    if what you are saying is true then what we need is proper sex education. don't these women know they can prevent unwanted pregnancies by using contraceptives?

    True is here Monday, 24 January 2011 10:01 AM

    i;m here in Bahrain last 12 years,this kind of incidents happening ,not only sri lankan mostly philippinas and other african natives they are doing similar.but killing of own infant to be punished strongly and our government and foreign affairs ministry have to take serious steps abt these matter.first of all we need here a good consul general without racism .

    titta atta Tuesday, 25 January 2011 03:30 AM

    Our womens may be thinking that this is the easiest way of finding money working as a maid in a middle east country. First their lazy husbands to be blamed sending them away and ruin their lives. Secondly most of these womens do not like to work in their own country (if they are in so difficult situation) still like to go to middle east for nothing . Some times they have to come back without paid by the employer. Mainly Government should take some action to stop it

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 24 January 2011 03:39 AM

    Oh! times

    Abdul Monday, 24 January 2011 03:39 AM

    She should be given an exemplary punishment so that it won't happen again

    rickymartin Monday, 24 January 2011 03:43 AM

    Guys, this is one of the story out of thousand stories happening in middle east. I was in the middle east region around 5+ years and its terrible to say what our people doing. Most of time its illegal relationships even though they are married in their home countries. We should stop let women go out as domestic workers even though that is the main revenue generate for SL but they are spoiling there family life for the sake of money.

    knight Rider Monday, 24 January 2011 03:44 AM

    why should innocent infants die like this for the sins adults commit ???

    Bonda Monday, 24 January 2011 10:55 AM

    Abortion is a crime so is commiting sucide. She should be punished for this.

    Citizen Monday, 24 January 2011 04:07 AM

    Jesus said let the first stone be thrown by the person who has not commited a sin.

    roshan raz Monday, 24 January 2011 04:05 AM

    sri lankans dont know the value of human lives sinc ther is no punishment fo murders or rapes. she should be executed

    Nick Monday, 24 January 2011 10:58 AM

    Jesus's words are still valid, even though he is not in this world

    haleem Monday, 24 January 2011 04:13 AM

    Sending housemaids to the middle eastern countries is a serious social issue in Sri Lanka. So the care taker (Government) should take this issue in to consideration and find a amicable solution to this.

    mnsmart Monday, 24 January 2011 04:33 AM

    Poverty, a major reason for all this. why do they want to go abroad as domestic workers if they are well off here. most of them are not like you and me who can afford a computer or a laptop. they strive hard to meet their day to day requirements. a methodical and a well organized solution required urgently....

    what a life Monday, 24 January 2011 04:33 AM

    Why kill babies, when people who can't have kids are crying .

    what a life Monday, 24 January 2011 04:34 AM

    Citizen - if Jesus was here today he would have been shocked at all this sin happening.

    nihal Monday, 24 January 2011 04:52 AM

    legalize abortion to stop these type of crime. People blame simply the woman, touch your heart whether you are not touch another woman/ man other than your partner?

    rickymartin Monday, 24 January 2011 05:03 AM

    why their husbands cant go and find a job instead of women?? poverty matters and the man should play major role instead of women. that is what i meant.

    spark Monday, 24 January 2011 05:17 AM

    This also shows women from Sri Lanka have poor values, indiscipline and low moral.

    spark Monday, 24 January 2011 05:19 AM

    Can you find anyone on earth who has not sinned other than that newly born child?

    Citizen Silva Monday, 24 January 2011 05:27 AM

    The Government is only interested in Forex and not there welfare! how sad!!!

    lj0435 Monday, 24 January 2011 05:39 AM

    Abortion shoud be legal and should be a choice. That a basic human right.

    Hash Monday, 24 January 2011 05:40 AM

    The Government import labor from out of the country and SL people got o other countries to find good job since they dont have places to work.. And when something goes wrong they point the finger at the country... Maybe we should stop getting labor from outside of the country and use SL people instead

    Citizen Monday, 24 January 2011 02:28 PM

    No one .. That is why Jesus said let the first stone be thrown by the person who has no sin. He could have since he was sinless but he did not forgave the sinner.

    Buwa Monday, 24 January 2011 02:59 PM

    i miss malkanthi. where is she? she needs to blame the west for this!

    Salfi Monday, 24 January 2011 06:13 AM

    there is no difference between abortion and killing after a baby is born,

    Thas Monday, 24 January 2011 06:13 AM

    Must a woman from Down South nof SL.

    Mandarin Monday, 24 January 2011 04:04 PM

    Did poverty cause her to have an affair??? did poverty cause her to kill her own baby??? Poverty is the reason she went to work as a maid but she was not abused or anything.... she chose her own actions. We are responsible for our actions. How can U murder a helpless infant??

    g Monday, 24 January 2011 06:30 AM

    Its not fair to stop women going to the middle east. Most take off to the middle east because the men are drunks who mis manage money or have left families and gone. The women are desperate!. When they go there they get involved in all kinds of mis-deeds as they are not exposed to the wickeds of the world. Dont judge them.

    citizen1 Monday, 24 January 2011 06:55 AM

    Well said! Obviousy this woman is mentally unstable and needs treatment, not severe punishment.

    citizen1 Monday, 24 January 2011 07:00 AM

    Men from those rural areas generally drink and laze around while the wives go abroad and slave away and suffer abuse etc. Their culture is not how we know it.

    Bluff Bluff Monday, 24 January 2011 08:00 AM

    Nihal, you cant stop killing with killing!


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