Police sergeant among burglars killed in Puththa'lam

[TamilNet, Sunday, 30 March 2008, 14:45 GMT]
One of the three burglars killed in the road accident that took place Saturday morning at Mangala Eliya along Puththa'lam-Chilaw road has been identified as a police sergeant who was in duty at the time of the incident. The police recovered a set of police uniforms, Jewellery worth about one million rupees, rifles, and swords from the vehicle which ran off the road and hit a culvert, media sources said.

The police sergeant has been identified as N.P.Cyril working at a sentry point at Katunayake. He had been leading the robbery gang, reports said quoting police sources.

Five members of the gang have been admitted to the hospital.

An unindentified number of other accomplices who were not injured allegedly fled from the scene after the accident, sources added.


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