1988 Sri Lanka familicide
Date December 1988
Location(s) Sri Lanka
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Poison

In December 1988 a Sri Lankan woman killed seven of her eleven children with poison in northern Sri Lanka, after the husbands of two of her daughters demanded money, because they were of the opinion they had not received enough dowry. After throwing the bodies of her children down a well she committed suicide.[1]


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