Two remanded for sexually abusing and murdering toddler

Two suspects who were arrested on charges of sexually abusing and murdering a 16 month old toddler in the Periyamulla area in Negombo have been remanded till 28 July.

The suspects have been identified as the mother and stepfather of the child.

The Police said the stepfather had sexually abused the child in Negombo on Monday (13).

He had thereafter washed the child at a public toilet and handed her over to a woman at the location.

The child had reportedly died after being admitted to the Negombo Hospital.

The mother and stepfather of the child who were arrested today over the death were remanded after being produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s court. (Colombo Gazette)



  1. How horrifying, and should not be allowed to go unpunished. How many such crimes are committed and not reported for fear of reprisals, and crimes against women and children should receive greater attention and the symptoms and other influences be traced and eliminated. Even the activities of women and children’s homes should be far better administered and monitored. Every discipline and decency has been defiled over the recent years and politics a cause.

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