A group of grade-5 students of a primary school in Millaniya, Horana who allegedly stole money from a teacher have been assaulted and an investigation has been launched into the incident, police said.
Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the investigations are being carried out under the instructions of an Assistant Superintendent of Police in charge of Panadura Division.
It was reported that the Principal and a teacher of the school had taken the children to the library and assaulted them, accusing them of stealing a purse from the teacher’s handbag.
The police officers had visited the school and taken the children to the police following the intimation by the Principal.
Meanwhile, National Child Protection Authority Chairman Udaya Kumara said three children have suffered electric shock inside the police jeep while they were being taken to the police.
He said the NCPA police unit had taken this jeep under its purview for further investigation.