Police assault caused husband’s death – alleges Sooriyawewa woman (Watch report )

Police assault caused husband’s death – alleges Sooriyawewa woman (Watch report )

Written by Staff Writer

23 Feb, 2015 | 1:35 pm

A woman in the Sooriyawewa area charges that her husband died due to an assault allegedly carried out by a group of police officers in Sooriyaweva.

The victim was thirty-two-year-old, Liyanarachchi Samantha, a resident of Sooriyaweva who was arrested by the Sooriyaweva police last Thursday on allegations of the sale of illegal liquor.

His wife, speaking to News1st alleged that the police assaulted her husband in an inhumane manner which resulted in his death.

She noted that her husband who took ill on Thursday night, was later admitted at the Hambanotota Base Hospital by the police but passed away on Sunday.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana commented on the incident.

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