The three years and 11 months old child Sridharan Sathish, had been residing in the Rothas estate in Hatton.
The child had fallen into the Rothas Cannal which flows into the Hatton-Oya, a main tributary of the Mahaweli river.
The child had fallen into the canal around 4.30 pm yesterday (22) and having noticed the child missing the villagers had launched a search operation. Around 7.40 the child’s body was found floating in the canal around a kilometer away from the home, the police said.
The deceased child is the second in the family. The body of the deceased child is at the Dick-Oya hospital pending the postmortem examination, while the Hatton Police is conducting further investigations.
Pics by Ranjith Rajapaksha – Hatton Corr.