By Lakna Paranamanna
The father of seven year old Sudil Nilupul Silva who was killed in a shootout between the police and a gang of thieves in Beruwala yesterday, blamed the police today saying they should not have opened fire in a public area.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online just hours before his son was laid to rest, Sudil Nilupul Silva’s father said that he made every effort to take his son to safety when he heard gunshots in the area but minutes later realized that his son was shot.
He said that while he respects the law the police should have been mindful to the fact that there were civilians in the area and not opened fire when the thieves began to flee and instead should have made an alternate approach.
Meanwhile the post mortem and Magisterial inquiry on the shooting was conducted in Beruwala today.