Friday, March 13, 2009

What was the police doing?

The child that was abducted and demanded one million rupees of ransom has been found dead. Earlier the abductors have threatened to kill the child if the police is informed.

http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=43288

The logical thing in a situation like this is, police to work undercover and keep silent about the incident. But the police issued the following statement to the media.

http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=43191

Now what prompted the police to publish the news even when the abductors have threatened to kill the child? Did the abductors get to know the involvement of the police before the announcement of the police or because of the announcement? If there is any free media left in Sri Lanka it should question the police seriously. If the unwanted announcement of the police had any say in the killing of the child the police should be made accountable. From now on no parents would dare to inform the police of any child abduction. It is the responsibility of the police to win the confidence of the public.

4 comments:

Me said...

This is grave news.

It makes economic sense for abductions to take place in a state where the police are lethargic and corrupt.

But killing the child makes the abductors not only criminals by opportune but also criminals by nature.

Grave news indeed.

Anonymous said...

erm...
wasn't it the free media that put it out there in the first place?

Liberal Lanka said...

@anonymous
Well the parents went to the police right? They didn't call a media conference. It was the duty of the police not to make the incident public.

Anonymous said...

Shows how unproffesional our policemen are. They only know arrest and beat up till the suspect says what they wanted.

What sad thing, murdering brutally that innocent girl. Feel really sorry for that parents.