The owner of a slaughterhouse in Tissamaharama, who also operated a children’s home, has been arrested.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested for operating the pig slaughterhouse illegally.
It has also been reported that he had used the children to kill the pigs.
The police said that the suspect was produced before the Additional Magistrate in Tissamaharama and released on bail.
The suspect has ought bail saying that there are 84 children in his children’s home and if he is imprisoned there will not be anyone to take care of the children.
The police are to file a case against the suspect and produce him in court again next month.