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Police to investigate mob assault on a woman in Mayurapura

The Hambantota Port Police have commenced investigations into an incident where a mob of 50 men had allegedly stormed into a house in Mayurapura, Hambantota and assaulted a woman before dragging her out of the house along with her two children.

The incident reportedly took place on Sunday (06) night.

It was reported that the family had built a small house and had requested some men who were staying on the land to vacate it, claiming the land belonged to someone else.

Following the complaints lodged by the victim’s party, the Ambalantota Police had referred the case to the Mayurapura Mahaweli Superintendent’s Office to resolve the issue.

The mob attack had taken place after the Mahaweli Office had informed both parties that the land issue would be resolved once the travel restrictions were lifted.