A man has been arrested after a dead fetus was found in a drain in Deraniyagala yesterday, the police media unit said today.
The police said that the man was arrested after it was suspected that the fetus belonged to an 18 year old girl with who he had a relationship.
Investigations had revealed that the girl was still schooling and had got pregnant after being in a relationship with the young man.
The police said that the girl felt sick last week and was given some medicine by her lover.
After consuming the medicine the fetus had fallen out of the pregnant girl when she went to the toilet.
The girl has been admitted to the Avissawela hospital for a medical test while her lover has been arrested.