Maharagama Traffic Police officer who assaulted an individual earlier today in Pannipitiya has been suspended.
Video footage of the Police officer assaulting an individual went viral on social media. The video showed the Police officer, who is assumed to have been on traffic duty, assaulting a man in the middle of the road.
“We have launched an investigation into an incident where a Police Constable attached to Maharagama Police assaulted a lorry driver” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said.
The lorry driver who was assaulted had knocked a senior police officer in traffic duty this morning.
Meanwhile Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Yoshitha Rajapaksa today condemned the police brutality on a civilian in the middle of a busy road which has sent shockwaves throughout social media.
Yoshitha in a tweet said he was shocked to see the police officer mercilessly beating the man on the busy road, over an accident.