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Retd. doctor arrested over Borella church hand grenade incident

A retired doctor has been arrested in connection with the hand grenade which was recently found planted inside the All Saints’ Church in Borella. He was taken into custody in the Piliyandala area by the crimes investigation unit of the Colombo South Division.

According to the police, lengthy interrogations into the 65-year-old suspect who was apprehended in the Panamura area in Embilipitiya had led the investigators to the arrest of this retired medical officer.

Reportedly, the suspect, who previously served as a doctor of the Piliyandala District Hospital, had later run a private practice within close proximity of the hospital he initially worked at.

The other suspect who was arrested in connection to the incident, has once served as the security guard of the private practice of the retired doctor.

Initial investigations revealed that it was this retired doctor who had handed over the hand grenade and money to the first suspect and the motive for this is yet to be uncovered.

It has been revealed that the hand grenade discovered inside a prominent private hospital in Narahenpita was also planted by this retired doctor, however, the police have yet to further investigate and confirm on this.