A mob led by a Buddhist monk is seen on a video which has gone viral threatening a woman over a saree she is wearing which allegedly has images of the Lord Buddha.
The incident had reportedly taken place at a bus stop in Trincomalee where the woman and two others, including a child are surrounded and threatened in the presence of the Police.
The monk is heard saying in the video that if she was not a woman he would have assaulted her.
The woman then goes down and asks for forgiveness saying she did not intend to disrespect Buddhism and that she was not aware that the image printed on her saree was that of the Lord Buddha.
However the monk refused to let her go and insisted that she is arrested by the Police.
It was reported that she was taken to the Police station where she was later asked to change into another saree before being allowed to leave.
‘පිරිමියෙක් නම් පොළවේ ගහනවලු’ බුදුන්වහන්සේගේ මුහුණට සමාන මුහුණක් සහිත ඔසරියක් ඇන්දා යැයි කියමින් හාමුදුරු අණට ත්රිකුණාමලය පොලීසිය කාන්තාවක් අත්අඩංගුවට ගනී.
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