An individual who assaulted a Public Health inspector in Valaichchenai, using a mamoty has been arrested by Police.
It was revealed, the PHI Officer was admitted to the Valaichchenai hospital with critical injuries from the assault, and was later transferred to the Batticaloa Hospital for further treatment.
The incident took place when the PHI requested the individual to wear a farce mask, as he was not wearing one at the time.
Police stressed that assaulting, harassing and using criminal force on health workers and government officials while performing their duties is a criminal office punishable by law.
The suspect will be produced before the Valaichchenai Magistrates Court.