Three persons who have assaulted two police officers who were on duty at the Kaduwela, Malabe route in Athurugiriya and fled have been arrested at Pittugala. The two police officers who were assaulted yesterday were constables recruited to the Athurigiriya police.
The police officers were assaulted when they attempted to halt a three- wheeler on suspicion. It is reported that the three passengers who were travelling in the three- wheeler have assaulted the police constables at gun point.
And have trampled a constable’s head when he fell on the ground due to the assault. The suspects also have looted a gold chain and a mobile phone from the other constable. Later the constables have reported the incident to the Athurugiriya police. On an inspection carried out the three suspects were arrested and the Three-wheeler has been seized.
The police have found a gun, live ammunition and two sharp weapons in the suspects’ possession.
The suspects who are residents of Tangalle and Thambuthegama area are to be produced at the Kaduwela magistrate courts today.
The Police Media Spokesperson office states that the assaulted police constables are hospitalized at the Homagama hospital for treatment.