Man arrested for spitting at PHI
The father of a COVID-19 infectee was arrested yesterday (03) in Puskoladeniya, Giriulla, for spitting at a Public Health Inspector (PHI) attached to Narammala MOH Office.
The 48-year-old suspect had also attempted to assault the PHI, as he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time, Police Media Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana noted.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Giriulla Police, whilst the suspect is to be produced before the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate's Court today (04).
A similar incident was reported on 02 December 2020, in Atalugama, Bandaragama, after which the suspect was sentenced to six years of rigorous imprisonment.