The police have launched an investigation to apprehend the suspects who assaulted the lorry driver who ran down a pregnant woman to death while the lorry was travelling towards Kandy from Nuwara Eliya.
The Kothmale police have stated that the suspects’ who assaulted and injured the lorry driver has been identified by video footages.
The police have stated that these persons will be arrested and produced in the courts.
A 32 year old pregnant woman was killed when she was run down by a speeding lorry which was travelling towards Kandy from Nuwara Eliya yesterday afternoon.
She was resident of Labukeley area and had come to Wedamlla area to give lunch to her husband who was employed at a store.
The lorry driver who was assaulted after the accident is being treated at the Nawala hospital under police protection.
A group of young estate workers had come to the place and had obstructed the traffic flow and rioted had assaulted the lorry driver and damaged the lorry before the police arrived at the spot.
Investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Kotmale police.