An individual has been arrested on board a Colombo Avissawella train for abducting a nine year old child.
The suspect was arrested in Maharagama.
Commuters who grew suspicious of the individual, after witnessing the child in unease last night while on board the train, had alerted the Maharagama Police.
The child was identified as a resident of Thalawathuoya.
The child had visited the Temple of the Tooth Relic with his parents on Wednesday, and was abducted by the individual.
The suspect had informed Police that he brought the child to Colombo to buy him toys.
The parents of the child had lodged a complaint with the Kandy Police of the child’s disappearance.
The 30 year old suspect is a resident of Peradeniya.