Man arrested over the pregnant woman shooting


Police said a suspect in connection with the shooting of a pregnant woman, near the Borella Prisons Junction on 5th this month, was arrested.

A Colombo Police Crimes Division Squad carried out the arrest at Midigama area in Weligama yesterday.

Police Media Spokesman’s office said the suspect is a 26-year-old resident of the same area.

A live hand grenade and five mobile phones which were in his possession were also recovered.

The pregnant woman was subjected to this assault in front of the Welikada Prison on 5th this month when returning after paying a visit to a detainee.   

Preliminary investigations have revealed that a person riding a motorbike had carried out the shooting after asking the woman whether she was the wife of the person named Samayang.

The woman who was severely wounded in the shooting, was admitted to the Colombo National hospital for treatment.