Female extortionists nabbed
Three women suspects who had led an extortion ring and obtained a
ransom of Rs 100,000 in two installments from a businessman in Walgama
on behalf of an underworld character serving a sentence at the Matara
Prison were arrested by officers of the Matara SSPs office and the
Thihagoda Police recently following a tip off. Police said, the three
suspects had demanded another Rs 100,000 from the same businessman using
the name of the underworld character threatening to kill him if he
failed to deposit it in a bank account named by them and inform the
prison inmate after making the deposit.
The three suspects are held at the Thihagoda police station under
detention orders. Investigations are continuing directed by Inspector D.
M. Y. Dassanayake and Thihagoda Police OIC Inspector C. T. K. Wijesekera
under the supervision of SSP Sumith Edirisinghe.