Malabe fracas: husband and wife arrested

15 July 2015 10:03 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A man and a woman were arrested by the Kaduwela Police this morning following a fracas the woman had with traffic Police at Malabe last evening, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said that the mother had threatened the Police officers after they had warned her against driving with her infant on her lap.

The video of the incident, where the 38-year-old mother threatening the officers went viral on social media after a bystander posted it on the Facebook.

The Police said that woman had torn the charge sheet book and had taken a helmet belonging to the Traffic Police officer, prior to the arrest.

Following the incident the husband had arrived at the Kaduwela Police station this morning to hand over the helmet and had told officers that the wife was suffering from a mental ailment.

However, both the husband and wife were arrested thereafter.

“The husband was arrested because he had knowingly had given the vehicle to his wife, whose mental condition is not stable. Both will be produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate today. They will be charged with four offences, including causing damage to public property and preventing lawful duty,” ASP Gunasekera said.

The wife was remanded till July 28 and the husband was released on bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate a short while ago.

  Comments - 13

  • Syd Wednesday, 15 July 2015 05:05 PM

    Sirawata ?

    Premalal Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:01 PM

    Buses kill people by the thousands but the traffic police only wink. Has anyone ever seen a bus observe traffic rules and has anyone seen them stopped

    Dhammika Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:16 PM

    This woman may done something wrong.If there was any problems she should to talked politely.Nevertheless she should to respect the rules.we appreciated what the police officers did.Because without traffic police officers the people will drive their own way.

    Hashan Wednesday, 15 July 2015 05:33 PM

    This incident should investigate equally before judged.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 16 July 2015 04:48 PM

    Having seen the video, I feel that whilst the woman acted in a very ugly manner using undiplomatic language, the cops on the scene acted very responsibly like gentlemen which is really commendable.

    Anuraj Monday, 20 July 2015 11:44 AM

    Costa pal punyasoma

    Hifli Friday, 17 July 2015 08:46 AM

    This can happen only in Sri Lanka.She should have been arrested on the spot.What a lame excuse by the husband. Mental illness???

    Sincere Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:39 PM

    Did he say "I say the truth, absolute truth, truth, nothing but the truth" at the Police Station?

    Mm Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:44 PM

    The woman did over react in an ugly manner but we also know that most traffic officers in the Sri Lanka police are not saints!!!

    Giabao Wednesday, 15 July 2015 03:51 PM

    I feel cops may have wrongfully accused this woman. It is natural for one to get mad when accused wrongfully. I have sen any cops stop and accuse drivers if they are ladies and vehicles with outstation number plates.

    SunilG Monday, 20 July 2015 12:14 PM

    In US she would have been thrown down and shot by cops

    Muththa Wednesday, 15 July 2015 04:04 PM

    This woman may done something wrong.But these same cops look the other way when private buses, three wheelers

    saba Thursday, 16 July 2015 01:15 AM

    koss apple

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