Woman immolates self in Jaffna

Woman immolates self in Jaffna

December 4, 2015   12:17 pm


A 48-year-old woman who had been suffering from a mental illness has committed self-immolation in Ariyalai, Jaffna.

Police said the incident has occurred at around 7.00pm last night and that the woman had died from severe burns. 

Meanwhile a 35-year-old woman has died after being attacked with a garden hoe in the Dehiattakandiya area. 

The victim’s 9-year-old daughter had also suffered injuries in the attack and was hospitalised. 

Dehiattakandiya police is conducting an investigation to arrest the suspect. 

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