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09 December 2023

Husband throws knife at wife, child struck

By Correspondent

A seven-year-old child has been admitted to hospital in Sri Lanka after being injured by a knife thrown by his father at his mother, the ‘Lankadeepa’ has reported.

The suspect, who ran away after the incident, was arrested by police on Thursday night.

He was said to be a soldier who had fled from an army camp where he had been serving.

The suspect and his wife had attended a wedding ceremony on Wednesday night at a relative’s home where he had drunk heavily and had asked his wife to return to their home at around midnight.

The wife refused to go with him as there were wild elephants on the road. This angered the husband, prompting him to throw a knife at her which struck the child.

A hospital authority said that the injured child was being treated at Ampara hospital with the mother beside him.

University’s ex-VC molests schoolboy

An ex-deputy vice chancellor of a private university in Sri Lanka has been arrested by police for molesting a 14-year-old schoolboy, ‘Lankadeepa’ reported.

Police said the suspect had befriended the victim in a train and had molested him in a shrub. Alerted by a dog’s barks, a neighbour had informed the police immediately who rescued the boy.

The suspect had bitten the boy’s chest after removing his shirt, police said.

The 49-year-old suspect told police that he worked in a private university as deputy vice chancellor till 2012 after completing higher studies and that he was a graduate in computer engineering.

He was due to be produced before Kandy magistrate court.

Meanwhile, a young man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 55-year-old woman after threatening her with a knife and robbing her jewellery, money and mobile phone.

The 24-year-old suspect had sneaked into her house through the roof in the night and robbed a gold necklace worth Rs50,000, a gold pendant worth Rs30,000, a pair of earrings worth Rs5,000, a mobile phone worth Rs. 6,000 and Rs 310 in cash after raping her.