6 05 2008

Bus conductor remanded for assaulting disabled commuter
   
By T. Farook Thajudeen
 
Sri Lanka

Daily Mirror

May 06, 2008

http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=13844

A bus conductor who assaulted a disabled commuter with an umbrella was remanded till May 15 by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Ms. Sujatha Alahaperuma yesterday.

Wellampitiya police produce the suspect Bomiriya Arachcige Chamila Champika of Kohilawatte Kotkawatte before the Magistrate and informed court that the suspect was the conductor of the private bus plying from Colpetty to Kohilawatte.

The elderly disabled commuter who had boarded the bus asked the conductor to ring the bell at his destination which led to an argument between the conductor and the passenger. During the altercation the conductor severely assaulted the victim on his temple with an umbrella.

The victim G.G. Wijedasa (63) was later admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment. The police told the Magistrate that they could not record the statement of the victim since the victim was in a serious condition with internal hemorrhage to the brain. The Magistrate remanded the suspect till May 15.

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