Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 13:03
Three policemen interdicted after Minuwangoda mother's death
Three policemen attached to the Minuwangoda police station were interdicted after the mother of a suspect died suddenly as police attempted to arrest the suspect.
Police went to a house at Poragoda in Minuwangoda on Tuesday night to arrest a suspect in connection with an assault.
Police had entered the house through its back door as family members did not respond to the police call to open the front door.
When the suspect’s mother learned that police came to arrest her son, she suddenly fell ill on the spot.
Later police took her to hospital in the police jeep but she was pronounced dead after hospitalizing.
Later an inquiry was held on the instruction of a Gampaha Division SP to ascertain whether the officers who visited the suspect’s home had over acted beyond their duty.
On the outcome of the inquiry, one police sergeant and two constables were interdicted today.