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Police takes charge of boy staying at bus stand

Dambulla police has taken charge of a boy who was staying at the Dambulla Bus Stand for about three days on a tip off.

Dambulla Police OIC Inspector Sampath Wickramaratne had sent a police team to the bus stand to bring the boy to the station.

On interrogation, the boy had told police that his father was addicted to alcohol and that he was harassing him and his mother constantly. The boy had been admitted to children's homes and given over to temples intermittently. He said he left his home unable to bear up with his father.

Police is to submit a report to court on the boy. Investigations are continuing.