Accident kills 3 robbery suspects with police uniforms

[TamilNet, Saturday, 29 March 2008, 16:01 GMT]
Three members of a gang that had been engaged in robbery were killed and five others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in ran off the road at Mangala Wewa along Puththalam-Chilaw highway Saturday early morning. Police recovered a part of the loot along with a set of police uniforms from the damaged vehicle, media sources said.

Police headquarters began investigations to identify the source of the police uniforms found in the vehicle, police spokesman in Colombo M.K.Ilankakone said.

Injured were first admitted to the government hospitals located at Puththalam and Chilaw.

Later one of the injured was transferred to Colombo general hospital.


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