The father of a toddler was arrested for feeding an alcoholic beverage to his 13-month-old toddler, the Meegalawa Police said.
The Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the arrest was made after a video went viral on social media.
The video shows the father keeping the toddler when drinking alcohol with his friends and feeding alcohol to the toddler.
SP Gunasekara said the suspects, aged between 23 and 50 who were residents of Meegalawa, would be produced in the Galigamuwa Magistrate’s court on charges of child cruelty.
Investigation revealed that the incident had occurred last Saturday and the toddler was produced for a medical test before the Anuradhapura Judicial Medical Officer on Monday.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said a total of 48 complaints related to child cruelty had been reported within the first five months of this year while 98 cases were reported in 2017. He said Child and Women Bureau of Police are investigating those incidents.(Darshana Sanjeewa and Nihal Jayaweera)
thilina Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:28
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Warren Raed Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:35
Father who gave alcohol to toddler is arrested and women indulged in prostitution go to jail while politicians who murder, rob and rape are living a Scott Free life. This is the development of our country. I am proud to be a Sri Lankan.
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Jiff Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:26
idiot. sri lanka is like not because of politicians but self hating, ungrateful citizen like you
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Chari Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:35
What a sad state of affairs. Blame the so called IT revolution that has totally defaced society..... Face Book...The Web...Smart Phones etc.
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Stan Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:19
Why so pessimistic? If it wasn't for social media, we would've never known what this kid went through, and those involved would've gone unpunished. Instead of blaming everything on technology, why don't you blame yourself?
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yahiya Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:38
Where these fellows learn? People must educated. Need a punishment to correct the society.
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Appu Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:35
In Sri Lanka now it has become our customory to serve alcohol in parties, wedding and even funarals. This govt came to power to by saying pullstop to drunkens but what we see the opposite. We need some heavy education among public not pirith on every night
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Leo Tuesday, 17 July 2018 17:27
Alcoholism is glorified too much in Sri Lankan. Pathetic to see our people drink for all social occasions.
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