Arrested for forcing a child to drink alcohol

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy | Published: 2:00 AM Jun 12 2021

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy

A person who had made a child drink alcohol was taken into custody, following a video footage of the boy coerced into drinking alcohol from a can, being circulated on social media, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. According to the investigation it has been revealed that the incident had taken place in the Peliyagoda Police area. A special team had been deployed to the area and the suspect was arrested, DIG Rohana said. The suspect was to be charged under the Penal Code and the Children and Young Persons Ordinance.

By Sandeep Tissaaratchy | Published: 2:00 AM Jun 12 2021

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