Bandagiriya youth and relatives remanded till 30th


Bandagiriya youth who escaped during police arrest was remanded till 30th this month along with siblings who facilitated him.

The order was given after they were produced before the Hambantota Chief Magistrate.

Tangalle Crimes Prevention Division arrested the elder brother and sister of the youth for abetting him to evade the police.

The 37 and 38 year old siblings were charged with helping the youth to evade police arrest and submitting false evidence to state employees.

The 20-year-old G.G. Gayashan from Bandagiriya, was arrested along with two other youths over an alleged theft of several sacks of paddy from a warehouse. He went missing on 6th September, a day after his arrest while in the custody of Hambantota police.

The police claimed the suspect had fled while being escorted to use the restroom. The family of the youth lodged a complaint with higher authorities over his disappearance.