Police on Friday arrested an individual who allegedly pushed his 27-year-old wife and two-year-old child into the sea in Kosgoda.

Police Media Unit said the suspect had pushed the victims into the sea on Thursday night. While the woman was rescued, the child had not been found at the time this edition went to press. The suspect, who had fled, was eventually arrested by Police.

Initial inquiries indicated that a family dispute had prompted the crime.