Three police officers interdicted over assault on autistic teenager

Three police officers interdicted over assault on autistic teenager

Three police officers interdicted over assault on autistic teenager

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jun, 2020 | 11:19 pm

COLOMBO (News1st) : Three police officers have been interdicted for “neglecting their duties” over the assault of an autistic teenager in Aluthgama on May 25, police said.

They are a sub police inspector, a sergeant and a constable who had been sent on special duty to the Aluthgama police station.

They had originally been attached to the Kalutara Police College, a statement issued by the police headquarters read.

CCTV footage circulating on social media showed the boy being attacked by the police for wandering out while a curfew was in effect.

The recent assault had come under fire from several public factions including on social media.

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