Accidental gunshot kills schoolboy

31 March 2013 01:20 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An eleven-year-school boy was killed at his residence in Kele-Thirappane, Mihintale today when a gun was allegedly fired accidentally, Mihintale Police said.

Investigations were under way to determine if the gun was procured for protection of the cultivation.

The boy’s brother who heard the explosion rushed to the scene saw his brother lying in a pool of blood. Subsequently the victim was taken to hospital with the assistance of   neighbours as the parents were in the Chena at the time. According to hospital sources, the victim was found dead on admission.

The Magisterial Inquiry was due to be held by the Anuradhapura Acting Magistrate Amarasena Hettige.

Mihintale police are conducting further investigations. (Rohana Chandradasa)

  Comments - 5

  • mori Sunday, 31 March 2013 12:00 AM

    i heard of 6 deaths today,accidental n all teenagers.wht a loss, via DM Android App

    Thambiya Tudawe Sunday, 31 March 2013 02:37 PM

    Anne poor boy.. Kids having guns why is this ...

    Shankar Sunday, 31 March 2013 02:56 PM

    Rest in peace dear little boy. We are Srilankans very poor in thinking about safety.

    Paraya Sunday, 31 March 2013 04:09 PM

    Police must investigate for the illegal possession of gun, if they really want to impose law and order

    meranchi Sunday, 31 March 2013 04:23 PM

    many gun related crime why athority should do something to stop or reduce the gun related crime immediately.....i

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