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* Sri Lanka police seek Interpol assistance to nab hit and run driver
Wed, May 7, 2014, 01:09 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka police are seeking Interpol's assistance to nab a hit and run driver who ran over a pregnant woman and fled the country to Singapore.

The Police have issued a red notice through Interpol for the arrest of the driver, who is a security director of a leading private hospital in Colombo.

According to local media reports, the driver has hit the pregnant pedestrian on a marked zebra crossing on Olcott Road, in Pettah, Colombo on April 27. The woman was killed on the spot and the driver had fled the scene without stopping his luxury vehicle.

The driver, who was reportedly drunk after spending some time at a night club, was returning to his residence in Kiribathgoda when the accident occurred.

The 27 year old woman, Mohammad Fatima Mujia, with her husband, has arrived in Pettah from Kalutara at 4 a.m., to go to Kandy.

According to the police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana, the suspect identified as Nilan Piyarathne has left the vehicle at his house and left for Singapore within 24 hours.

The Police had used the CCTV footage and the partial vehicle number given by the husband to identify the vehicle.

The suspect has procured the luxury vehicle using a vehicle permit given to senior government official, media reports said.

The police spokesman has said that action will also be taken against the government official who has transferred the vehicle permit to the suspect.

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