Crocodile attacks defeated JVP candidate

A JVPer had one of his legs badly bitten by a crocodile on Thursday whilehe was fishing near the bank of the Galpothe Wewa in Anuradhapura, Police said.


The victim, M. Seneviratna (50), a defeated JVP candidate at the last Provincial Council elections, had cast his net and was waiting for a catch when he crocodile attacked him.

His cries for help drew the attention of passers by who rushed to his assistance and pulled him away from the grip of the reptile.

The crocodile had attempted to pull the JVPer into the river but was prevented by villagers.

The victim is receiving treatment at the Anuradhapura hospital.



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