The Grama Niladhari of Udapola, Polgahawela was arrested for pushing a child into a canal on Wednesday (17), Police said.
Police said while the 8-year-old child was watching an elephant bathing from the bank of the canal, the Grama Niladhari had approached the child and pushed him into the canal.
The suspect had been under the influence of alcohol, according to the Police.
Police said, they have also received a complaint that the child’s bones were fractured as a result of the attack.
By Aloka Kasturiarachchi