Probe launched into chief Inspector who interrogated abandoned infant’s mother


The special investigation unit of the Sri Lanka police has commenced a probe into the chief inspector of the Bandarawela police, on the order of the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Accordingly, the probe has been launched with regard to Inspector’s conduct pertaining to the arrest of the mother who recently abandoned her infant inside the restroom of a train, as his conduct had allegedly been against the instructions issued by the IGP.

The Inspector in question had allegedly breached the IGP’s instructions, made known by way of a circular, with regard to the conduct that officers must follow when dealing with women and children, the office of the police media unit said in a statement issued in this regard.

Thus, the regard relevant investigation will look into the manner in which the female suspect was arrested and later interrogated by the Inspector, on account of her causing her discomfort, after a video of the relevant questioning was recently seen circulated on local media.

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