Man arrested for making threatening video remanded till August 22
A man who was arrested for making a video while holding a knife to his five year old son’s neck and threatening to kill him unless his wife working abroad returns home was remanded until August 22 by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate Courts.
He was arrested by the Kuliyapitiya Police on Sunday and was produced in Courts yesterday.
Police reported to the Court that the child is currently residing with his grandmother. The Police were ordered to submit a full probation report on August 22.
Earlier, the suspect had sent the video he made to his wife and the employment agency who sent her abroad through WhatsApp.
Subsequently, the Kuliyapitiya Police Children and Women’s Bureau had taken the child into their custody and arrested the man after the matter was brought to the notice of the Police.
The knife that was used to make the threatening video was also found by the Police Children and Women’s Bureau. Police officers had taken action to immediately admit the child to the Kuliyapitiya Teaching Hospital due to the signs of injury marks found on the child’s neck area. Police say the man has resorted to similar acts in the past as well.