Supreme Court Orders Aluthgama Police to Defend Brutal Assault on Mentally Challenged Teen


The Supreme Court has directed three officers from the Aluthgama Police to present their defenses regarding a brutal assault on a mentally challenged 17-year-old in the center of Aluthgama Dharga.

This order came after reviewing a fundamental rights petition filed by the father of the victim. The court has scheduled the officers to appear on January 16, 2025.

The case was presided over by Supreme Court Justices Preethi Padman Surasena, Mr. Thureraja, and Mr. Priyantha Fernando.

The petition, filed by Mr. Mohammad Mausik, father of the 17-year-old Ahmed Wazir, names former Station Commander Mr. Mohammad Mausik, Sub-Inspector Rohan Darshan, Sergeants Dilan Gunathilake, and N.H. Senaratne as respondents.

The incident occurred on May 25, 2022, during the Corona curfew. The father alleges that his son, who is mentally challenged, was assaulted by the officers near the police station for allegedly disobeying an order to stop. The petition further states that an investigation was conducted by the Superintendent of Police.

Claiming a violation of his son’s fundamental rights, the father requests the court to hear the petition, award appropriate compensation, and order disciplinary action against the involved officers.

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