Two arrested for stealing MP Amarakeerthiís gold rings during assault

Two arrested for stealing MP Amarakeerthiís gold rings during assault

August 9, 2022   10:32 pm

Two individuals who had stolen three gold rings worn by former MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala when he was assaulted and killed by a mob have been arrested.

The parliamentarian and a police sergeant attached to his security detail were killed in a mob attack in Nittambuwa amidst the nationwide unrest on the 9th of May this year.

According to the police, the two suspects were traced through pawn tickets.

They have been remanded until the 22nd of August after being produced before Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court today.

One of the suspects, who stole two rings from the slain parliamentarian, was taken into custody in the area of Ranpokunagama in Nittambuwa early this morning.

He is also accused of stealing the mobile phone of Meegahakiula Pradeshiya Sabha chairman, the police said further. The stolen mobile phone has been found on him, the police said further.

Meanwhile, the second suspect who stole the other gold ring was placed under arrest in the area of Nittambuwa in Gampaha.

The duo, aged 30 and 38 years, are reportedly residents of Nittambuwa and Ranpokunugama areas.

According to the police reports, a total of 38 suspects are currently in remand custody over the killing of MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala.

The officers of homicide and orgnaized crimes unit of the CID is probing the incident further.

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