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Police investigation over alleged crucifixion of two persons

The Balagolla Police have launched investigations into the abduction and torture of two persons, reportedly over an incident of insulting a person through social media, Police Media Spokesperson SDIG Ajith Rohana said.

Accordingly, the two victims were abducted in the Ampitiya area and were nailed to wood, recreating a crucifixion.

The main suspect has been identified as a 30-year-old male who is responsible for running a Devalaya in Ampitiya and another area.

It has also been revealed that several more individuals have assisted the owner of the Devalaya to carry out the deed. They are currently absconding from arrest, the Police Spokesman said.

The two victims of torture are a 44-year-old from Polgolla and a 38-year-old from Bomriya, Kaduwela.

They are currently receiving treatment at the Kandy Hospital.