Cop who helped arrest doctor fleeing with Rs. 7.9 million dies

A Police constable who helped arrest a doctor who stole Rs. 7.9 million from the Colombo National hospital recently, has died.

The Police constable attached to the State Intelligence Service (SIS), sustained serious injuries in an accident last week.

A vehicle driven by a young man identified as Tarinda Ratwatte, had crashed into the policeman on June 11.

Sithum Alahapperuma had been receiving treatment at the intensive care unit at the Colombo National hospital following the accident.

He succumbed to his injuries in hospital today. Ratwatte was arrested today over the accident. (Colombo Gazette)

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