Teacher arrested after 16-year old schoolgirl drowned in Walawe River

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A school teacher in Kaltota was arrested in connection with a death of schoolgirl who was drowned while bathing with 14 other students in the Walawe River.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the female teacher-in-charge of outdoor activities of the school went to the Walawe River along with 15 students to have a river bath.

While they were bathing in the river, a 16- year-old girl was found to have gone missing. However, the body of the missing girl was recovered by the police after two hours.

DIG Rohana said the police while probing the incident found the teacher had taken the students for river bath without the permission of the school principal or the Zonal Education Director.

She is to be produced before the Balangoda Magistrate.