UNP politico accused of nose-biting incident to be presented to court today


An electoral organizer of the United National Party, Thushara Hemachandra who reportedly assaulted and bit the nose of an individual during a wedding reception in Attanagalla is to be presented to court today (July 22).

He had handed himself over to police at around 10am today after which police stated that the suspect would be presented before courts today.

The assault victim, said to be an employee of a state media organization, was admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital and received 10 stitched for his injuries.

Wathupitiwala Hospital Police said a complaint has been lodged alleging that UNP electoral organizer Thushara Hemachandra had carried out the attack and had also proceeded to bite the victim’s nose.

The Police Spokesman’s Officer confirmed that such an incident was reported between 4.00pm-4.35pm today (21).

(Courtesy: Ada Derana)