Complaint of assault of mother and daughter

A mother and a daughter have complained that they were assaulted near their residence in Dehiwala last week, by the sons of a senior police officer.

The incident took place at around 10.30 a.m. last Sunday in Dehiwala where the victims and the sons and wife of the senior police officer are residing. The houses of the two parties are situated opposite each other.

According to the victims’ husband/father, his younger daughter had been at home alone in the morning, while he had gone on some work and his wife, son and elder daughter had gone to Ratmalana.

According to the daughter who is 24 years old, at around 10.30 a.m. she had heard a noise and opened the front door to see two young boys in the house opposite pelting stones at her dog who was in the garden. The boys had been doing this while leaning out of the window of their house.

“They continued to throw stones at our dog”, she said, adding that since it did not stop, she had phoned her brother who had come back soon with his mother and sister. However, as soon as they had got off their vehicle just outside their house, the two boys had allegedly come with a stout stick as if to assault her brother, the girl said.

“However, we managed to grab our brother and get him indoors”, she said. Later on, when the situation calmed down, her brother had gone with a friend to the Dehiwala police station to lodge a complaint.
“Meanwhile, as it was all quiet now, my mother decided to go to the shop at the top of the lane to get a phone card,” she said.

“Then, when my mother got out of the house, the elder of the two boys started hitting her with a stick”, she said, adding that she had then rushed to help her mother.

The two boys had then pushed her so that she fell on the ground. One of them had started hitting her with a stick while the other had kicked her, she said.

The older sister had then come and pulled them indoors. The injured mother and daughter were later admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. The girl had suffered a fracture on her left arm, while her mother had injured her left shoulder.

The case was later transferred to the Mirihana police who are now conducting investigations. Mirihana police declined to comment on the incident.

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