Couple in extramarital affair commit suicide

Colombo - A married man and a married woman, involved in an extramarital affair, committed suicide by sleeping on a rail track with a train approaching.

The woman, took her one-year-old child with her to kill the child as well, local media reported.

Police said they slept on the track when the train plying to Colombo Fort from Panadura approached around 9.45pm near the government housing complex in Bambalapitiya.

The victims have been identified as 38-year-old Wasantha Kumara Fernando, a resident of Lunawa Housing Complex, and 33-year-old Chamila Dilrukshi of Moratuwa Housing Complex, police said.

A senior police officer said that at the time of the incident the child was found in an unconscious condition. He was rushed to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital by onlookers, but was declared dead on admission.

Bambalapitiya police are investigating.


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