Mother arrested before taking her own life after throwing son into Kelani river

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A 42-year-old woman was arrested by the Wattala Police last night (15) after throwing her five-year-old son into the Kelani River, and later attempting to jump in herself.

The suicide attempt was thwarted by area residents, and the woman was later handed over to the Police.

By this time, however, she had thrown her child off the Kadirana Bridge in Wattala. The Police, together with the Navy are conducting search operations to find the boy.

The woman is due to be produced before the Wattala Magistrate’s Court today (16).