Mom kills baby after illicit affair

A mother has been arrested after she killed her new born baby after having an illicit affair with a man while her husband was overseas, the police media unit said today.

The police said that the 24 year old woman had killed the baby and hid the body. Information regarding the incident had been brought to the notice of the police yesterday.

Investigations had revealed that the baby was born following an illicit affair she had with a man while her husband was overseas.

She has been admitted to the Pollonaruwa hospital under police care, the police media unit said.