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Child assault

Mother directed for mental checkup

The Pugoda Magistrate yesterday ordered a mother of a 12-year-old boy to be directed to the National Institute of Mental Health to check her mental condition for treating her child maliciously. The Magistrate Nilupulee Lankapura also ordered to submit a report on her mentality on March 19.

Kirindiwela Police produced 48-year-old mother and the child before court after initiating an investigation on a tip off that the mother was assaulting the child regularly.

Kirindiwela Police OIC IP Lionel Senanayake and OIC of the Child and Women division IP Vinitia Premaratne initiated the investigation and found that the mother was a widow and her husband had died around 10 years ago. She had lived along with the child since then. Police also learnt that the suspect had burnt school books and a bag of the child on the same day Police went to see them. The Pugoda Magistrate directed the mother to be sent to the National Institute of Mental Health for a medical checkup and submit a report before court.

The child was directed to a Children’s Home in Siyambalape, Biyagama and to be sent to school to continue his education.


 

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