Remanded for throwing child

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A woman who was alleged to have thrown her three-year-old youngest son to the Kalu Ganga was arrested by the Kalutara police Women’s and Children’s Bureau and was produced before the Kalutara additional magistrate.  The woman was remanded till March 26 by the Kalutara Additional Magistrate Namal Perera.

She was arrested by a police team led by Kalutara police W&CB OIC police inspector Malka Thushari. The remanded woman was a 30-year-old mother of five children residing at the tsunami housing scheme in Panadura, Uyankele area.

She had told police that she was bringing up her five children with greatest difficulty since her husband was an alcoholic who harassed her.

She had told she tried to hand over the youngest child to a children’s home but she could not do so because the husband had kept the child’s birth certificate with him.

Last Thursday she had brought the child to Kalutara and tried to desert the child for someone to take in charge. She had said the child had followed her and later she wanted to commit suicide by jumping into the river with the child.

However, after some time the child had fallen asleep and the mother had thrown him to the river during that moment. The child was later saved by a truck driver who saw the child floating in the river and dived from the bridge to save him.

The three-year-old-child is undergoing treatment at the emergency care unit of the Colombo Lady Ridgeway children’s hospital.

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  • Monday, 15 March 2010 10:09 AM

    very sad, what poverty does for people, human life in worthless, the truck driver is a real hero, you saved a life, thank you....sir

    Monday, 15 March 2010 04:32 AM

    Our economic crisis.......... President and MP's should understand our people's condition......................

    Monday, 15 March 2010 04:42 AM

    no words for the women .. but i want to praise the truck driver for rescuing the boy , act of pure heroism. he should be given publicity. real srilankan spirit.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 04:52 AM

    What a tragedy!! what trauma to a child who should know no evil at that innocent age.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:10 AM

    Good Lord whats happening to our people.....i wish mother Teresa was reborn again to save these poor children...!!!...

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:23 AM

    What a sad situation in Sri Lanka. How desperate a mother has to be to throw away her son....It's a pity Sri Lankans are so in such a state...who has to be blamed?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 10:58 AM

    Alcoholic farther should be dumped into the river.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 05:54 AM

    Very pathetic to see the pics, thank god the child is safe......should recover soon. May god bless the truck driver. No comments to the mother & father, as god will look after them.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 06:55 AM

    This is unbelievable! Howcome a Mother can do this horrifying thing???

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:02 AM

    All this is due to poverty. The Govt. boasts of development, etc., etc.. How is that this sort of situation exists? Over to the authorities?

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:10 AM

    WITHOUT CURING THE WOUND .THEY SHOULD FIND CAUSE OF IT

    Monday, 15 March 2010 12:32 PM

    GOD BLESS THAT CHILD AND MAY HE LIVE UPTO A HUNDRED YEARS GOD WILLING. GOOD LUCK LITTLE FLOWER. YOUR MOTHER ABANDONED YOU BUT NOT THE GOD. GOD BLESS YOU AGAIN.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 07:11 AM

    What a cruel world we are living in!

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:05 AM

    Unbelievable. Hats off to the Trucker for`saving a life which he will be blessed for ever.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:15 AM

    What a human to risk his life to save another life. wow

    Monday, 15 March 2010 08:51 AM

    Mahinda Chintanaya Part 2 on roll............

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:28 AM

    Very true . It is unbelivable. Only good thing is that a little of Dwew balam is still there for Sri Lanka.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:35 AM

    Welcome to M Chintanaya part 2 create another Somalia very soon.

    Monday, 15 March 2010 09:46 AM

    He is a real HERO.


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