Mom, with baby in arms, jumps in front of train
A woman has committed suicide in Sri Lanka by jumping in front of a moving train while holding her four-month old infant daughter in her arms, the ‘Lankadeepa’ newspaper has reported.
Police in Kandy said the incident happened at 8.40am on Friday April 17 in Pilimatalawa area along the Colombo Kadugannawa railway line. The train was going from Badulla to Colombo.
The dead woman has been identified as Sivalingam Rajamani, 36, a resident of Alagalla Estate, Poththapitiya in Kadugannawa.
Police said the mother had died on the spot while the infant died on admission to hospital.
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