Father kills two children in Batticaloa

A man killed his two children in Valachchenai, Batticaloa today by throwing them into a well.

The two children, a 10 year-old boy and seven year-old girl, were thrown into the well early this morning.

On hearing the screams of the two children, area residents had rushed to the house where the incident happened.

The two children were found in the well and were pronounced dead on admission to hospital.

According to reports the mother of the children had died some five years ago.

The Valachchenai Police have arrested the father of the victims. (Colombo Gazette)

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