Mysterious death of Moragahahena teacher
An incident of a retired lady teacher who had been sleeping in her house had been found dead near a toilet close to her house last morning in Moragahahena, Halapitiya, it was reported.
The teacher's husband who had been sleeping on the same bed her had got up around 5 in the morning and on noticing that she was not on bedhad woken up the children and had made a search for her when it was found that the teacher was lying at a spot close to the house, frothing from the mouth with face upwards ... in their own land near a toilet close to another house belonging to them, with both arms tied. Both her arms were held high up and tied with rags. It appeared that she had been made to drink some poison and white-coloured phlegm was observed dripping from the mouth. A bottle containing a red-coloured liquid, some rags and a torch were discovered close to her body. Occupants of her house have however said that those articles or items were not in the house. The victim was in such a serious condition that she even was not in a state of speaking. Later, though she was admitted to Horana Base Hospital she passed away.
The deceased incidentally was 58 years old and Kondarage Mangalika by name; a retired primary school teacher. She was attached to Sri Swarnajothi Vidyalaya and had retired after a long service. Early morning her husband had woken up and having noticed that his wife was not on bed had thought that she had begun her domestic activities as usual since she was accustomed to getting up daily at 4.10 in the morning. But on looking around he had noticed that the door of the kitchen was open. Sine she was not to be seen around the place he had got perturbed. He had then woken up his son and daughter and had begun a search for his wife. It was then that he found her lying on the ground with her arms tied up near a toilet adjoining the land of their house. The police have observed that some outsider had planned and murdered her. Further investigations about the incident are underway.