Wildlife officer killed in misfire

5 July 2016 09:09 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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An officer attached to Hambantota Wildlife Department was killed when his weapon allegedly misfired during a confrontation between several poachers in Walasugala, Hambantota this morning Police said.


A group of wildlife officers had carried out a raid in the area upon receiving information about a group of poachers.


The victim’s weapon allegedly misfired during a confrontation with a poacher. (Roshan Gunasekera)

 

 

Video by Roshan Gunasekera

  Comments - 5

  • ANTON Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:11 AM

    I THINK IT IS TIME , THE WILD LIFE OFFICERS WERE GIVEN PROPER MILITARY TRAINING, INCLUDING GUERRILLA TACTICS TO COMBAT THESE BARBARIANS.

    Bala Tuesday, 05 July 2016 10:27 AM

    Misfired and exploded presumably. Otherwise misfire usually kills someone else.

    Barney Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:10 AM

    Allegedly being the key word!

    Chanaka Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:26 PM

    sounds like covering someone who knows someone big covering up hunting via DM Android App

    Lawry Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:30 PM

    Why not deploy trained military personnel instead of armed wild life officers. Or do they lack the capacity to protect wild life? Forget about the job security of W.L officers they are a threat to their own lives.


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