Malabe fracas: Mother remanded till July 28

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A 38-year-old mother, who was arrested by the Kaduwela Police yesterday morning following a fracas she had with traffic Police officers at Malabe on Tuesday evening, was yesterday remanded till July 28. “The woman and her husband were arrested yesterday morning,” Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said that the woman had threatened the Police officers after they had warned her against driving with her infant on her lap.
The video clip of the incident, where the 38-year-old mother threatening the officers, went viral on social media after a bystander posted it on the Facebook.

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The Police said that woman had torn the charge sheet book and had taken a helmet belonging to the Traffic Police officer, prior to the arrest. Following the incident the husband had arrived at the Kaduwela Police station last morning to hand over the helmet and had told officers that his wife was suffering from a mental ailment. However, both the husband and wife were arrested thereafter.  “The husband was arrested because he knowingly had given the vehicle to his wife, whose mental condition is not stable. Both were produced before the Kaduwela Magistrate yesterday. They will be charged with four offences, including causing damage to public property and preventing lawful duty,” ASP Gunasekera said. The wife was remanded till July 28 and the husband was released on bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate.