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Monday, 18 June 2012 - 19:09
Suspect who fled cock-fight drowns
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22 persons have been arrested by police who had been place bets at a cock fight arena in the Fathima Watte area in Bandirippuwa, Marawila.

According to our correspondent the arena had been functioning over a considerable period of time aided by provincial political authorities and the police.

Meanwhile a suspect had died after drowning in the Ging Oya when he fled the arena.

The suspect was a 42 year old from the Aadi- ambalama area.

The remaining suspects were enlarged on cash bail amounting to 100 rupees each by the Marawila additional magistrate.

During yesterdays raid 8 fighting cocks, 13 motor bikes, and a stash of cash had been confiscated by police.

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