Assault on student: Suspects released

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The four old boys of Dharmaraja College in Kandy, who were arrested by the police yesterday in connection with the recent assault on a student of the same school, were released on police bail today.

They were released after the both parties came to a compromise and agreed to settle the matter.

Police and Education officials earlier had launched separate investigations on the incident. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

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  • Arm Twisting Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:34 PM

    "both parties came to a compromise and agreed to settle the matter." Police,may we know what this so called compromise is ? - Right of information act !

    David G A Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:35 PM

    This incident amounts to child abuse. No authorities can wash off their hands. We are civilized people. Do not let them go scotfree . Matured peoples must be taught to behave like matured. This sets a very bad example.

    Haris Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:49 PM

    I am sure there are many people with a legal background reading this thread. What is the actual law . It the victim is willing to broome charges /cover things up is that the end of the matter even if the crime is criminal in nature.

    Dayawathie Thursday, 24 November 2016 05:14 PM

    May be the victim was threatened that there will be more to come if the case proceeded. But Police should have pressed charges regardless because he was assaulted in front of a school/public place.

    Lanki Thursday, 24 November 2016 06:03 PM

    There is no way any person could be released after such an attack. This shows there is major weakness in our judicial system and police have to be blamed.

    Sujeevan Thursday, 24 November 2016 06:23 PM

    Shame on you rajans...old boys assaulting a school boy of their own alma mater in braod day light in public right front of school... Absolute digrace....

    Vernon Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:14 PM

    The parties can settle among themselves only if one party had made the complaint against the other party. But in this case the Police need to file action against these thugs for unruly behavior in public, etc or in whatever such legal terms.

    RadRav Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:22 AM

    What??? Going scot-free after a brutal assault! Nice work judiciary. Setting an example for future attackers to force the victims to come to a "settlement". Sad.

    cheers Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:52 AM

    May be UNP connections to the ministers

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:03 PM

    The persons who assaulted should have been punished for an activity of unruly behavior in a public place. Furthermore, whether they were old boys or not, they were seen assaulting a school boy in uniform which in decent society cannot be allowed. But then this is the banana republic called Sri Lanka and this incident happened in typical theoretical "Dharmaraja" manner.

    Hobbes Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:09 PM

    A crime has been committed - Assault and battery! Its not upto the parties to reach a 'settlement' and thereby subvert the due legal process in criminal proceedings.

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:24 PM

    The government says there is "YAHAPALANYA",,,,,but there is no " PALANAYA" at all.

    BV Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:29 PM

    IF SOMEONE ASSAULTS ME AND IF I TELL THE POLICE I DONT WANT TO PROCEED WITH THE MATTERSORRY I DONT THINK THE POLICE COULD DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. via DM Android App

    Silva Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:42 PM

    How do you know that they were "forced" to a settlement?? were you there??

    Silva Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:46 PM

    What can the government do for something like this? if the matter is resolved within the parties, for whatever reason, no one can do anything....this would be the case with any country, any government.

    shantha gamlath Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:10 PM

    This kind of thugs students must be sacked from the school. They are not suit for this kind of reputed school. School authority must advice their parents as well...good action taken immediately by the authority in this regard.

    Rasheed Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:27 PM

    Yes, can they come to a comprise even in the Murder or Robbery case?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 24 November 2016 01:42 PM

    Whether they were forced or not, they were assaulting in a public place and moreso in front of a school. They were not assaulting that boy in their grandmothers or your grandfathers garden.

    ralahamy Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:22 PM

    It is nice to see the settlement. But I have one question. IS this the calibre of the students of the famous Dharmarajah College? This brings lots of repute to the college, that is for sure.

    andycap Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:28 PM

    To reconcile with the enemy is lauded. It is a good thing. But the LAW trying to hide behind reconciliation is despicable!!!! Here remember the LAW does not need evidence, everything is on camera. It was a PUBLIC ASSAULT making the LAW a joke, it was done with knowledge of IMPUNITY!! I too believe this matter has been covered up.

    surasena Thursday, 24 November 2016 02:45 PM

    That's great, after a while people may come to settlements over murders

    Steve Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:23 PM

    How can they release the person who was attacking student in front of the school, in public... weird judiciary decision and wrong example. Shame !


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