Fifteen-year-old driver arrested over Dematagoda accident

Fifteen-year-old driver arrested over Dematagoda accident

Fifteen-year-old driver arrested over Dematagoda accident

Written by Tharushan Fernando

17 Jan, 2016 | 8:39 pm

A fifteen-year-old driver has been arrested in connection to an accident in which a mother and daughter were killed while using the pedestrian crossing on the Baseline Road near the Railway Stadium in Dematagoda,

According to the police, the forty-seven-year old mother and her ten-year-old daughter were killed in the accident which occurred on Saturday night.

The deceased are residents of the T-20 Watte, Baseline road.While the suspect fled the scene,  police arrested another individual present at the scene of the accident. Thereafter, residents of the T-20 Watte area demonstrated opposite the police, citing that the arrested individual was not in fact the suspect. Additional police officers were summoned to the area due to the protest.

SSP Ajith Rohana held discussions with the protesters and thereafter commenced operations to nab the 15 year old suspect.

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