Thursday, May 8, 2014

Police issue red notice on hit and run suspect

Police have issued a red notice through Interpol for the arrest of the security director of a leading private hospital in Colombo.

The suspect is identified as a one Nilan Piyarathne, a resident of the Kiribathgoda area.

He is reported to have fled to Singapore after knocking down a five-month pregnant woman with his white Montero Sports jeep at Gunesinghepura in Pettah last month.

The woman was killed on the spot in the tragedy which occurred on April 27. Preliminary investigations had revealed that the man who drove the vehicle was returning from a night club and might have been under the influence of liquor.

The accident involving a white jeep was recorded on CCTV cameras.

Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said the jeep was located after checking the registration numbers of some 545 jeeps.

The suspect has concealed the vehicle and fled to Singapore the very next day, reports say.

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