SI assaulted by group of dice players
A police officer who had been assaulted by a group of individuals when he visited a dice gambling den at Galpalama area in Makeliella in Baduraliya was admitted to the Baduraliya hospital and transferred to the Kalutara general hospital in Nagoda.
The victim SI U. Amarasinghe had visited a dice gambling den on information received through the Police Emergency Service 119 only to be assaulted by a group of dice players. When a woman asked him why couldn’t they play dice during the new year celebrations, the police officer had told her that the law would not be relaxed for the new year festival or any other festival. A group of individuals who were under the influence of liquor had assaulted the SI and even taken away his baton.
The suspects arrested by the Baduraliya Police in connection with the incident were to be produced before the Matugama magistrate yesterday. Police said several suspects involved in the incident would be arrested soon. OIC Baduraliya Police Prakrama Udawatta is conducting further investigations on the instructions of SP Upul Nilmini Ariyaratne.