Dad arrested for allegedly kidnapping own children
The two children with their mother.
Picture by Saman Sri Wedage
A father suspected of kidnapping his two children appeared before the
Nugegoda Police along with the two children yesterday. The childrenís
mother had lodged a complaint with the Mirihana Police on September 5
that her two sons, Savin de Silva, 3 and Chamith, 1, had been kidnapped
by an unknown group.
The boys were under the guardianship of their grandmother on a court
order as the parents had filed a divorce case. The suspect father had
allegedly sent three people to kidnap the children who were living in
Mirihana, Nugegoda at their grandmotherís house.
Nugegoda Police arrested an uncle of the children who confessed that
the children were in their fatherís custody.
ASP Nugegoda Deshabandu Tennakoon deployed two teams to rescue the
children. Meanwhile the father, Kumudula de Silva appeared before police
with the children and handed them over to the mother. Police have handed
over de Silva to Nugegoda Child and Womenís bureau OIC, IP Kusum
Punchihewa who will produce the suspect before the Nugegoda Magistrate.
The children will be sent for a medical check up although they appeared
to be well, police said. The other suspect was remanded until September
20. Police are investigating to arrest three other suspects involved in