(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A police officer who had visited a temple in the Gallanda area to investigate a complaint had been allegedly murdered.
The police officer was attached to the Minor Complaints Unit of the Ratnapura Police.
The suspect was on an arrest warrant.
Police said a resident monk at the temple had strangulated the police officer to death.
Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that the victim died while he was being taken to a hospital.
Then the Ratnapura Head Quarters Inspector had visited the temple and the suspect had attempted to hurl a hand grenade at him.
However, the HQI was able to arrest the monk.