Dehiwala police had allegedly stripped a woman naked and beaten her up following her arrest over a drug related charge.
The victim made a statement to the Mt. Lavinia court today (Jan. 01).
She said police had assaulted her, demanding her to admit having heroin in her possession.
The woman told magistrate Nirosha Fernando she had neither used nor possessed drugs.
After strongly reprimanding police over the incident, the magistrate ordered the Dehiwala police OIC to submit a report.