Boy hijacks bus for second time to visit girlfriend

Piliyandala Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for driving a bus without the owner’s permission to see his girlfriend (15) during the final match of the Asia Cricket Cup 2022, yesterday.

As reported, this is the second time he had hijacked a bus to go and see his girlfriend, where a similar incident was reported in the Homagama area about a year ago.

The suspect had driven this bus when it had been parked in the Piliyandala bus stand by its driver, who had joined his colleagues to watch the final match at the town.

According to Police, several buses had been parked in the premises. However, the suspect had driven the bus of which the key had been left by the driver.

The driver of the bus had later lodged a complaint with the Police and accordingly, the suspect was arrested with the bus by the Piliyandala Police at a roadblock while he was returning to Piliyandala after about three hours.

The suspect is a resident of the Siddamulla area in Mattegoda. He was to be produced before the Kesbewa Magistrate courts. Piliyandala Police are investigating.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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