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Police Arrest Uthayan News Editor’s Attacker

Aug 15, 2011 10:03:56 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Police have said the main suspect connected to the attack on the News Editor of Uthayan newspaper has been taken into police custody today.

Northern Province Senior DIG Gamini Silva has said the main suspect was arrested today morning.

DIG Silva has told the media that the suspect was arrested by a special police team deployed by him from the Jaffna Police.

The suspect was arrested from the Kalubowila Hospital in Colombo.

The Uthayan News Editor, G. Kuganathan was brutally assaulted by an unidentified group and hospitalized on July 29.

According to DIG Silva, the suspect was a notorious criminal responsible for several criminal acts in the Jaffna area. He had been admitted to the Jaffna Hospital after sustaining injuries during a clash in the area, but had fled the hospital and got himself admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital in Colombo.

The police are now trying to arrest another person involved in the attack on the Uthayan News Editor.