Apr 06, 2021

Indian dies under mysterious circumstances; he was remanded for damaging statues

An Indian national who was arrested & remanded for allegedly damaging a statue in Kuliyapitiya has died at the Wariyapola hospital, confirmed the Prisons Commissioner General on Tuesday (06).

An Indian national was arrested for allegedly damaging several Buddha statues in Kuliyapitiya, said Sri Lanka Police on 19th March and Sri Lanka Police said, several statues located in Ratmalewatte, Kuliyapitiya were damaged on 18th March.

Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st following the arrest said the Indian was arrested on suspicion of his involvement in the incidents.