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Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman in connection with the murder of her 14-day-old infant at Castle Hospital in Borella.

Police Media Unit said the murdered female infant’s body was found at Ward 10 in the hospital. The body is being kept at the mortuary of the Colombo National Hospital after a magisterial inquiry. The post-mortem is to be conducted today.

The suspect is a resident of Madiwela. She was produced before the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court where she was placed in remand custody till December 31.

Police said the suspect had committed the murder while she was admitted at the hospital together with her infant due to a high fever the suspect was suffering from.

Borella Police are investigating.