The woman, suspected to have mercilessly assaulted an infant, and the incident was witnessed in video footage circulated on social media platforms, was arrested last morning in Jaffna, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.
He said the woman (24) who was involved in that savagery was the eight-month-old boy's mother.
DIG Rohana said the police have begun an investigation into this barbaric act after a video footage in social media brought this incident to light.
The Police investigations disclosed that the said woman had left the country for Kuwait a few years back and returned a month ago with the infant.
The infant was taken under police custody to care for his future and to provide necessary medical attention, he said.
The incident took place in Velankanni Lane, Navalady in Ariyalai off Jaffna.
"There is a tendancy of increasing cruelty and harassment on children and showing discrimination against them in society.
Stern action will be taken against the perpetrators, including the parents if they fail to treat their children with humanity," the police spokesman said.
The territorial police divisions have been informed to take stringent action against the culprits for committing such offences.
Meanwhile, the Nallur National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) officer told the Daily Mirror that the infant's mother claimed that she was ill-treated by her husband and that resulted in her return to Sri Lanka.
However, the child was beaten by her following a heated argument with her husband who is still in Kuwait.
The savagery was filmed by the woman's brother, the officer said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
Good matter for the OHCR to accuse our forces that is also fabricated.
Joshua Tuesday, 02 March 2021 02:01 PM
do not talk nonsense
Joseph Tuesday, 02 March 2021 12:32 PM
She is a Disgrace to motherhood.
For OCHR Tuesday, 02 March 2021 03:26 PM
Diaspora will provide some photos of this to Michelle Bachelet who will make a report against Sri Lanka Police for Infant cruelty at the next session.
Kumara Tuesday, 02 March 2021 03:31 PM
Please do not bring family dispute into UNHRC.
Feel very sorry for the kid.
Panch Tuesday, 02 March 2021 04:06 PM
She needs to be cared for in a mental hospital, not in a prison, not a police officer but a psychologist
Aurolia Tuesday, 02 March 2021 05:59 PM
Enough material for the UNHCR to call for sanctions.
Robert Tuesday, 02 March 2021 06:16 PM
Expat Tuesday, 02 March 2021 07:40 PM
@ Panch - you are absolutely right.
Vernon Thursday, 04 March 2021 01:12 PM
What the hell the brother was doing filming this brutal assault, without stopping it? This brother is also need to be charged and punished for not preventing a crime.
Kumar Thursday, 04 March 2021 10:47 PM
It is believe women get distraught after delivering a baby and on top of that she is some kind of stress. It is easy to separate the baby and throw the mother in prison. It is good to hear that the authorities are evaluating the mother's mental status. After all that happened I am sure baby would want to go back to the mother.
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