Sri Lanka: Mother and daughter jump into well, die

Sri Lanka: Mother and daughter jump into well, die

A 43-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was missing from her home, has been found drowned in an isolated well along with her 10-year old daughter, the ‘Lankadeepa’ said. The deceased were identified as Nirosahini Pathiraja and her daughter as Samadhi Saddhanjali Karunaratne, who was a Grade 5 student in Anuradhapura. Police found the bodies after getting an emergency call from a woman. Police say it is seems to be a case of suicide. She had made a call to her husband around 3.40 pm before going missing from home. Her husband Thilakaratne told police that his wife had called him to say that she could no longer live with him and she wanted to take some decision.

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