Five arrested over sword attack in Jaffna, one shot dead

18 June 2018 10:48 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Five suspects were arrested by the police in connection with a sword attack incident at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna last night.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said a 33-year-old man was killed after police opened fire at a group who attempted to assault two policemen with swords.

He said the two policemen of the Chunnakam Police Station who were on their way to attend a police duty at Telippalai area had noticed a clash between two groups who were attacking each other with swords and clubs.

“The policemen tried to intervene and disperse the clashing groups after they found that one of the individuals was attempting to assault another with a sword. At that moment some of the clashing individuals had tried to attack the policemen with swords prompting the policemen to open fire at them. 33-year-old man, a resident of Mallakam  died in the shooting,” the spokesman said.

SP Gunasekara said two men who were injured in the clash were admitted to the Telippalai Hospital.

He said the two injured men and another three suspects were arrested in connection with the clash. A motorcycle which was damaged in the clash was also taken into police custody.

Police and STF personnel had been deployed in the area following the incident.(Darshana Sanjeewa)



Pics by Romesh Madushanka

  Comments - 10

  • Singhaya Monday, 18 June 2018 01:03 PM

    These terrorist are trying this time with sword. they are a danger to the society. We thought they learnt the lesson in the past from us. The Tamil Diaspora trying their best to make a rift between sinhalese and muslims through BBS to divert the attention for them to regroup. People be alert.

    Jaffna Resident Monday, 18 June 2018 02:22 PM

    Singhaya,you are a racist idiot. I live in Mallakam where this fight took place.These are dangerous low caste criminals terrrorising all other Jaffna Tamils and occasionally fight among themselves. The police are hopeless,we need the Army to take over street patrols in Jaffna. They are not LTTE but legacy of the LTTE.

    Ganesh Monday, 18 June 2018 02:43 PM

    Please do not talk rubbish without knowing the ground really . People of your kind are the bane in this beautiful counu .Get lost stop jabbering forth with.

    SENA Monday, 18 June 2018 02:55 PM

    sinhaya i think you can see only in one direction , the north and terrorists.

    Sodha Monday, 18 June 2018 03:07 PM

    Hey Singhaya. Don't you just label all Tamils as Terrorists. Don't try to infuse hatred among communities.

    Sheri Monday, 18 June 2018 10:36 PM

    @Singhaya: Well said!

    Mandayan Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:31 AM

    So, Singhaya, what your judgement on the killing in the south?

    Rasheed Monday, 18 June 2018 03:07 PM

    They are watching more Tamil Films, the present trend in the film are chopping with swords.

    Dryer Monday, 18 June 2018 06:18 PM

    This was a fight over a woman.innocent gets shot.

    Gayan Monday, 18 June 2018 07:46 PM

    The policemen will be arrested soon.

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