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Police Sergeant arrested for attempted assault on fellow Policeman

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A Police Sergeant attached to the Peliyagoda Police was arrested by the Ratnapura on Sunday for attempting to assault a fellow Police Sergeant with a katty.

The incident occurred when the Ratnapura Police had gone to inquire into an alleged assault carried out by the sergeant on his father.

A senior official of the Ratnapura Police said that the Police Sergeant’s father and younger brother had lodged 17 assault complaints against the Sergeant with the Police.

The officer also said that the reason for these assaults was over a land dispute that arose when the Police Sergeant’s father had divided a land of 20 perches, which was the only property he owned between the Police Sergeant and his younger brother.

Police said that the Sergeant resides with his family members in one part of the land and the father lives with the other son, who is the younger brother of the Police Sergeant on the same land.

Police further said that the father and the younger brother had lodged 17 Police complaints against the Police Sergeant from time to time, alleging that they were being assaulted and harassed by him.

The Police Sergeant has also lodged four complaints with the Police against his brother and father.Police said that the conflicts occurred when the sergeant returned home on leave.

According to Police, the Sergeant had an argument and then assaulted his father on February 25 on returning home on leave.

Police Sergeant Jayantha attached to the Ratnapura Police Station had gone to the home of the suspect Sergeant on February 26 to investigate a complaint made by the father. It is said that the suspect Police Sergeant had abused the Ratnapura Police Sergeant and tried to assault him with a katty.

The Sergeant from the Ratnapura Police was saved by two other people who leapt forward and overpowered the suspect Police Sergeant. Sergeant Jayantha of the Ratnapura Police had informed his superiors about the attempted assault and a Police team consisting of six officers arrived and arrested the suspect Police Sergeant.

Subsequent to taking steps to inform the Peliyagoda Police about the officer, the Assistant Superintendent of Police in charge of the Peliyagoda Police suspended the officer yesterday (27). The suspect was scheduled to be produced before the Ratnapura Magistrate’s Court.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 01:00

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