Monk stabs and strangles police sergeant to death

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By Skandha Gunasekara

A police sergeant died of strangulation yesterday at the hands of a monk, Police media told the Daily FT. 

According to the Police, Sergeant Samarawickrama from the Ratnapura police station had visited a temple with a warrant to carry out an investigation when the incumbent monk had stabbed the police sergeant and proceeded to strangle him. 

Subsequently, a 119 call had alerted the authorities and a police team and ambulance had arrived at the temple after which the injured sergeant was rushed to the Ratnapura Hospital. 

However, the sergeant had succumbed to his injuries and passed away while en route to the hospital. 

The monk, Kohonwanale Dhammasara thero, has been arrested by the Police.

The incident had taken place in Ratnapura at around 11.30 a.m. yesterday.