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Woman arrested for burning niece's body

Dankotuwa Police arrested a woman yesterday for trying to cause harm to her nine year old niece by setting fire to her. The girl is the suspects younger sister's daughter. The Police said the woman burnt the girl's body with a heated metal pipe. The child has been admitted to hospital for treatment.

Police also stated that the suspect had agreed to adopt the child when the mother of the child went to the Middle East for employment. The child was the youngest of five siblings.

According to the Police the victim was a resident of Kimbulapitiya in Chilaw. Police added that the child had only been sent to school until the child's mother left for foreign employment. There after she did not attended school. The suspect was to be produced before the Maravila Magistrate.


Boy with revolver arrested

Galewela Police arrested an under aged boy with a locally made revolver at Thalakiriyagama on Tuesday.

The revolver that was in his possession was not in an operational condition. The suspect was to be produced before the Dambulla Magistrate. Galewela Police was conducting further investigations.


Pedestrian killed

A vehicle knocked down a pedestrian near the Mahalevaya in the Hambantota Police Division between 7 am and 7.30 am on Monday.

The pedestrian who was admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital died late Tuesday evening.

The victim was identified as P. Ariyatilake (51) of Gonagamuwa in Thissamaharamaya. Hambantota Police are conducting further investigations.


Siblings runover by train

Two siblings died on the spot after they were run over by a train at the railway crossing near the Ragama railway station at 9.57 am on Tuesday.

The victims were identified as Nawala Kankanamlage Hiroshani and Nawala Kankanamlage Pradeep. They were residents of Ihalagama Ragama.


Three arrested

The Walana Anti Vice Squad arrested three suspects who were involved in illicit liquor brewing on Monday.

The raids were conducted in the Wennappuwa, Maravila, Ramgammulla, Waikkala areas. The Anti Vice Squad also seized 70 barrels of Goda, 16 other barrels, 40 bottles of illicit liquor (Kasippu) spirit, and other equipment used for brewing.

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