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Thursday, 15 August 2019 - 13:55
TWENTY SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR SETTING FIRE TO CAR IN UPPUWELI
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More than 20 people have been taken into police custody in connection with an incident in Uppuweli - Thorankadu for assaulting the driver and setting the car on fire.

A car collided with a three-wheeler at the Uppuveli-Thorankadu junction last night in the Pulmude – Trincomalee main road.

The three-wheeler had afterward knocked two pedestrians.

The police stated that four passengers in the three wheel and two pedestrians who were injured were admitted to the Trincomalee Hospital.

After the accident, a group of people in the area had acted violently assaulting the driver of the car and set it on fire.

The Uppuweli police arrived and rescued the car driver who was assaulted and arrested him for the accident and then hospitalised him for treatment.

Initial investigations by Uppuveli Police have revealed that more than 200 persons were involved in the violent incident.

Police media spokesman's office said that investigations are being carried out using CCTV footage to arrest the assailants.

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