Three suspects remanded for assaulting two cops

By Madura Ranwala

The Kaduwela Magistrate yesterday remanded till Dec.18 three suspects who had allegedly assaulted two policemen on duty on the Kaduwela-Malabe road in the Athurugiriya police area on Wednesday (02).

The victims s are being treated at the Homagama hospital.

The suspects had been speeding in their trishaw when the policemen on duty ordered it to stop.

The suspects armed with a locally made galkatas gun, 12 bore shot gun and a dagger set upon the police men around 3.45 p.m. One of the assailants had trampled the head of a policeman who fell, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

He said the suspects had been taken into custody by the Athurugiriya police while they fleeing having snatched a gold chain and a mobile phone.

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