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30-year-old Nishantha Weerathunga alias ‘Suncha’, who was wanted by the police for several allegedly committed by him, had shot himself this evening inside a house at Walgama in Bandaragama when the police tried to arrest him.

Investigations had begun into the involvement of two suspects, including ‘Suncha,’ in a robbery that took place at a supermarket in Bandaragama.

Police said the two suspects, who arrived on a motorcycle, had robbed the supermarket and fled the scene after a female supermarket employee assaulted them with a chair. However, the robbers had managed to get away with around Rs. 27,000 in cash.

Police said they were looking to arrest the other suspect as well.

Police had received information that 'Suncha' was holed out at his friend’s house in Walgama and went there to take him into custody. However, on seeing the approaching police party the suspect had allegedly shot himself in the head.(Bimal Shayman)

 

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  • Elimination Friday, 18 November 2016 09:31 AM

    Who ever killed him good for the public, one less in the rowdy/gangerestim.

    ANTON Friday, 18 November 2016 09:47 AM

    HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS BEFORE SHOOTING AT POLICE AND KILLING A SI. GOOD WORK DONE BY POLICE WHATEVER THE WAY HE DIED.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 18 November 2016 01:19 PM

    According to the comments, many are happy that a extra judicial killing had taken place. It is proof that criminality arises from the attitude of the society. When will be civilized enough to arrest this suspect and punish him according to the law of the country. Shame!

    Raj Friday, 18 November 2016 01:44 PM

    Recently, four police men could not defend themselves from one attacker. Now this thief kills himself.

    Reader Friday, 18 November 2016 01:49 PM

    All that is said is that he shot himself on the head.Did he die or the bullet got recochetted via DM Android App

    gobbaya Friday, 18 November 2016 01:10 AM

    the story evolves...its no longer searching for hidden weapons... via DM Android App

    Don Friday, 18 November 2016 04:13 AM

    This is new but highly suspected. Is there a separate forensic Investigative law enforcement to keep the police in check Nobody kills themselves for stealing. Even the law protects the evil doer by bailing him out and a lengthy trial adding more salt to the victims wounds. Then a slap on the wrist is what they usually get encouraging more to steal. via DM Android App

    Don Friday, 18 November 2016 04:20 AM

    Was he right handed or left to match gunshot residue What weapon was used Fingerprints on the gun bullets and casings to find accomplices. Who is the gun registered to What becomes of that weapon via DM Android App

    Yeti Friday, 18 November 2016 07:24 AM

    These Weeratungas are all the same!!!

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 18 November 2016 07:51 AM

    Really?

    amila Friday, 18 November 2016 09:14 AM

    good drama. but the out come is good. via DM Android App


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