Youth in custody for extortion | Daily News

Youth in custody for extortion

A 20-year-old youth, who had forcibly obtained money from students attending private tuition classes in Kurunegala, was arrested by Kurunegala Police.

The suspect is a resident of Wilagoda.

The suspect had obtained money forcibly on previous occasions too from schoolchildren by threatening them. Kurunegala Police arrested the suspect on Sunday while the suspect was trying to obtain money from a student in Kurunegala.

About 34 drug addicts, who forcibly took money from bus passengers in Kurunegala, were arrested by Kurunegala Police during the past two months, a senior police chief in Kurunegala said.


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