Four remanded for robbing Kovil bells

By Madura Ranwala

 The Hatton Magistrate yesterday remanded four suspects, till September 10, for the alleged theft of brass bells from a kovil in the Diwulapatana police area.

The police suspect that four of them had robbed the brass bells, weighing 13 kg, from the Kovil and cut them into pieces.

The suspects were arrested by the Hatton police in the Hatton town on Sunday evening, while trying to sell the brass pieces.

A trishaw, they were travelling in, was taken into custody.

Police spokesman Superintendent Buddhika Siriwardana told The Island that the chief Pusari (priest) of the Pattini Kovil, built in a forest had lodged a complaint with the Diwulapatana police on Sunday afternoon following the theft.

Acting on a tip-off that some strangers were in Hatton town looking for brass buyers, the suspects from Jayasiripura had been arrested immediately, he said.

However, the suspects had told the police that they bought those brass pieces from another seller. The police are conducting further investigations.

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