The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today arrested the Former ASP of Embilipitiya Police, D.W.C. Dharmaratne in connection with the death of a youth during a clash with police in Embilipitiya.

The ASP was reportedly arrested after being summoned by the CID to record a statement with regard to the incident.

The Embilipitiya Magistrate on January 27 instructed the CID to arrest all suspects, including the former ASP and the Headquarters Inspector (HQI) in connection with the incident.

Seven persons including four policemen were injured following a clash at a residence on Nawa Nagara Road in Embilipitiya on January 04. One civilian who was injured later succumbed to injuries a few days later.

The family of the  the deceased alleged that the victim was beaten and pushed off the top floor of a building. However, the police stated that he had jumped from the building.

Investigation into the incident was handed over to the CID on January 22.