Indian journalist arrested in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings

Siddiqui Ahmed Danish

The Hush Post| 9:57 am |one-minute-read|

A photo journalist based out of India, who was in Sri Lanka to cover the aftermath of Easter Sunday bombings, has been arrested by Sri Lankan police. He has been arrested for alleged unauthorised entry into a school.

Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi. He was arrested after he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.

He was arrested on the charges of unauthorised entry. Later he was remanded by the Negombo magistrate till May 15, police said.

According to local media reports, the journalist had attempted to enter the school to get information about a student killed in the bombing of St Sebastian’s Church when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the police.

The journalist was temporarily here for the coverage of the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people and wounded nearly 500 others.


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