Two Traffic Cops attached to the Athurugiriya Police were hospitalized after being assaulted yesterday (02) evening by four men in a three-wheeler when they ordered the three-wheeler to stop.
The police had ordered a suspicious looking three-wheeler to stop near Athurugiriya Town at around six pm, the Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara told Hiru news.
When the trishaw stopped four strongly built men, including the driver, had got off it and walked up to the policeman and beaten them severely.
They had then driven away in the trishaw.
The injured officers had alerted the police station and several policemen on motorcycles and in jeeps had searched for and traced the trishaw and apprehended the men.