By Sherwani Synon
Two individuals were arrested yesterday while they were accepting ransom money after they had threatened to kidnap a student in the Akuramboda area in Matale.
The suspects were arrested with a sum of Rs 20 million in the Golahenwatte area by the crimes division of the Matale police. However one suspect had fled the area.
According to police sources, the suspects had called the student’s parents and had threatened to kidnap the girl if they did not pay a sum of Rs 20 million.
The suspects possessed a pistol at the time of the arrest and the police also discovered a locally manufactured hand grenade left by the suspect who had fled. The suspects will be produced before the Matale magistrate court today.
The police also said that the suspects had tried to rob the student’s house previously but had failed when the girl’s mother had shouted for help. (Daily Mirror online)