Mother decamps after palming off infant
The mother of a two month old infant bolted after leaving the child
in the hands of another woman on a false pretext. The incident took
place at the Mandoor bus station in Kalmunai on Sunday.
The woman who was left holding the baby handed over the infant to
Kalmunai Police. The woman from Sinnawaththa had come to Mandoor and was
waiting for a bus to return home when a woman around 20 years had come
to the bus stand carrying an infant.
After a brief conversation, the woman with the baby had requested the
other woman to hold the baby until she purchased a bag from a shop
opposite the bus stand.
Wanting to be helpful, the latter had agreed to hold the baby until
the mother returned. It did not take long however for her to realise
that she had been tricked by the other woman whose intention had been to
abandon the child.
The baby has been admitted to Kalmunai Hospital.
The Police have commenced a search to arrest the infantís mother.