Grama Niladhari officer who threw 8-year-old into canal arrested

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A Grama Niladhari officer of Udapola, Polgahawela who allegedly threw an 8-year-old child into a canal has been arrested.

Police said the child had been watching an elephant bathing from near a canal bank when the Grama Niladhari officer in question had come along the bank in a drunken state, picked up the child and threw him into the canal.

Reports reveal that the child has suffered a fracture following the incident.

The 54-year-old suspect will be produced before court today (18).