A suspect has escaped when his hand cuffs were removed to be produced before the Magistrate. The incident took place at the Magistrate Court Ampara on Friday. The suspect who escaped from the court premises has been identified as E.P Samantha Bandara from Uhana, Police sources said.
The suspect had obtained money from a person saying that he would send him abroad for employment. The person who had given the money to the suspect found he was cheated and made a complaint to the Ampara Police. The suspect was arrested at 4 p.m. on Friday by the police and brought to the Ampara court to be produced before the Magistrate. When the hand cuffs were removed from the suspect before the Magistrate, the suspect ran away from the scene and escaped the court premises jumping over the parapet wall.
According to Police the suspect has even threatened to kill the person from who he had obtained the money. The Ampara police has now launched a search operation to arrest the suspect, sources said.