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A murder suspect died during a shootout with the police at Iththakatuwa in Monaragala today, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said.

He said a group of police officers attempted to arrest the suspect who was wanted over a murder of a 50-year old man on May 31 in Monaragala.

The 31-year-old suspect has opened fire at the police in an attempt to evade the arrest and was injured when the police returned fire at him.

The injured suspect died after being admitted to the Monaragala Hospital.

Police recovered a shotgun, a hand grenade and a knife in possession of the suspect.

  Comments - 5

  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 05 June 2020 04:22 PM

    Police monkey tricks... now how come if the first trigger was pulled by the perpetrator none of the victims are injured? An equally corrupt Magistrate will also accept this.

    BE FAIR Friday, 05 June 2020 08:48 PM

    Any Buffaloa can write crap like this from the comfort of his London home

    VJ Friday, 05 June 2020 07:08 PM

    In India this is commonly known as police encounter.

    Gunaratne Friday, 05 June 2020 08:26 PM

    India and Sri Lanka are world leaders in extrajudicial killing by the police. Other countries can hire them if they want to.

    Roger Galpihilla - Germany Saturday, 06 June 2020 08:20 PM

    What about putting a knee on the neck like American police?


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