14-year-old, two others arrested over Kuliyapitiya accident

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Three persons have been arrested over the fatal accident that took place in Kuliyapitiya last night (01).

Police arrested the driver of the Defender, a 14-year-old, and two others, aged 23 and 46. The Kuliyapitiya OIC noted, however, that only the driver will be produced before Court.

The Defender, travelling towards Kuliyapaitiya form Madampe, had collided with a motorcycle, and claimed the life of the 39-year-old rider.

The victim, identified as a resident of Kurudalpotha, Kuliyapitiya, had succumbed to his injuries upon admission to the Kuliyapitiya Hospital.

Residents of the area had subsequently set fire to the Defender. Police investigations into the matter are underway, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.