Cop who fired at brass elephant remanded

Cop who fired at brass elephant remanded
PHOTO: The Straits Times

The police constable who was arrested on Monday for shooting at the brass elephant in front of the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, was yesterday produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate and remanded till May 15.

A senior officer said that the suspect would be referred to a psychiatrist.

The suspect has told his interrogators that he had aimed at the UNP symbol, the elephant. He is suspected to be suffering from a mental disorder.

The policeman has said that when May Day is celebrated, the police department also should get some publicity and, therefore, he fired at the Sirikotha elephant.

The constable has also told his interrogators that the country's national flag is not complete as the 'Veddahs' are not represented. He has written in his diary that amendments to the constitution are necessary and prepared a draft constitution.

The suspect served the STF prior to 2016.

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