Mundalama police division has reported that a mother has dumped her child into a well as soon as a child is born.
The Mundalama Police have received information regarding the incident from the 119 Police Emergency Department.
Investigations have revealed that the infant’s body had been found in an abandoned well in a garden adjoining the residence where the mother was living.
Thirty-two-year-old mother committed the crime on the 6th.
She was the only person in the house that day and she had delivered babies that day.
Subsequently, the child was put into the well and she had spent her time at home, police revealed.
The woman divorced her husband several years ago and has not been legally married since.
She had a child from a previous legal marriage and had worked at a garment factory in Katunayake, claiming she wanted to keep the child alive.
Meanwhile, her father says the pregnancy could have happened. The woman returned to her hometown in January this year.
Since then she has worked in two factories in the area.
She had been hiding it from her family, claiming to have a stomach oil tumor.
The suspect’s mother has been arrested by Mundalama police and a post mortem is to be conducted on the death of the child.