Gun shot aimed at wild boar kills friend

26 December 2019 04:24 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A friend of a poacher was killed by his gunshot when he aimed the gun at a wild boar early yesterday while they were hunting with another friend, Pothuhera police said.

This tragedy happened around 5.30 in the morning while the three friends were hunting wild boars for Christmas in the Alugolla forest in Rambukkana.

Seeing an approaching wild boar, the three friends had laid on the ground preparing to kill the animal. However, when the one behind the other two pulled the trigger aiming at the animal, the shot had hit the head of the man in front of him as he had suddenly raised his head. The gunshot had killed him on the spot, police said.

All three are residents of Kudumbuwa Palagala. They had borrowed a licensed 12 point gun for the hunting mission.

The two friends were taken into custody with the gun used for hunting. (Pushpakumara Jayarathna)

  Comments - 2

  • Ravi Thursday, 26 December 2019 10:57 AM

    What tragedy? One less poacher.

    Rufus Norton Thursday, 26 December 2019 11:42 AM

    Perfect retribution for hunting innocent animals.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Kenneth De Zilwa to head Central Bank’s FSSCC

Senior economist Dr. Kenneth De Zilwa has been invited to take over the Chair

New Parliament must comply with COVID-19 guidelines: Dr. Jasinghe

Parliament heads and Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe ye

Group of SJB members will join UNP after polls: Akila

A group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidates will join the UNP after th

PC polls before end of this year: GL

The Provincial Council (PC) Elections which has been delayed for several year