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Bullet from air-rifle enters neck of trishaw driver

2017-09-25 08:33:41
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A three-wheel driver who was travelling got a nasty surprise when he was travelling along the Badulla Road in Nuwara-Eliya when a bullet of an air-rifle shot from a leisure park nearby struck him behind the ear. The mishap occurred at about 6.00 in the evening on Saturday (23). He was immediately rushed to the Nuwara-Eliya General Hospital.

The bullet had come from a air-rifle fired from Gregory Park by a person indulging in the sport for fun.However he had missed his intended target by some distance and the bullet had ended up hitting the unfortunate 3-wheel driver who had been approximately 30 metres away from the shooting range at the time. He was identified as Pradeep Warnasuriya.

Doctors said a minor surgery was needed to remove the bullet from the victim's neck.

After receiving a complaint about the incident OIC of the Nuwara-Eliya Police Nishantha Pradeep Kumara arrived on the scene and took the person in charge of the rifle range from where the bullet was shot into custody. (Shelton Hettiarachchi)


  Comments - 5

  • SeriouSena Monday, 25 September 2017 22:02

    Inquire how a private shooting range got license to operate putting public safety at risk?

    Reply : 0       23

    kotta Tuesday, 26 September 2017 09:12

    Should have arrested the owner not the person who fired the bullet.

    Reply : 0       12

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:37

    NEXT TIME KEEP A PICTURE OF A THREE WHEELER AS THE TARGET TO SHOOT.

    Reply : 2       15

    ANTON Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:42

    SRILANKAN ECONOMIC TARGETS ARE ALSO LIKE THIS, ALWAYS HIT POOR PEOPLE.

    Reply : 0       20

    Eddy Wednesday, 4 October 2017 08:20

    first of all, an air gun shoots only pellets and not bullets. Before reporting get the facts straight.

    Reply : 1       5

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