Hit and run accident: Borella Traffic OIC succumbs to injuries

raffic OIC of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, who was injured in a hit and run accident involving a Defender vehicle in Bambalapitiya, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, police said.

The OIC has died while undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

IP Sarathchandra was injured when the motorbike he was riding on had been hit by the Defender vehicle on the Galle Road in Bambalapitiya on February 24.

Eight persons including the driver of the Defender vehicle, Ravindu Ratnayake and Rasika Bandara Aluthgamage, the son of Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage were arrested over the accident.

The driver of the Defender vehicle was remanded till March 11 by the Colombo Magistrate and seven others were released on bail.

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