8 persons including a monk who attempted to dig out treasures from the middle of a house arrested.
Police arrested eight persons including a monk who had tried to retrieve a treasure by digging a pit in the middle of a house.
Police media spokesman’s office said that while the relevant house is situated in Maavaella in Pethiyaagoda in Kelaniya religious oblations and offerings had been carried out at the site for several days.
The monk concerned had been brought to the site to recite the relevant charms to retrieve the treasure.
Reports say that a five month old infant too had been used as a sacrifice for retrieving the treasure.
However the baby’s life had been saved following tip offs received from residents.