Monk kills cop

The Chief Incumbent of the Gal Enda temple in Ratnapura was arrested for allegedly murdering a Policeman when the latter arrived at the temple to arrest the monk.

According to Police media sources, the Chief Incumbent who had a warrant against him had allegedly strangled the Policeman to death when he attempted to arrest him.

The incident has taken place at around 11.30 a.m. yesterday. The victim has been identified as a Police Sergeant attached to the Ratnapura Police Station.

The suspect Chief Incumbent of the Temple was apprehended by a team of Policeman who had rushed to the place. Police sources said that suspect had allegedly attempted to hurl a hand grenade at the team of Police officers too.

However, the Police succeeded in apprehending the monk following a massive struggle with him. The suspect was to be produced before the Ratnapura Magistrate today. Ratnapura Police are investigating.


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