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Few injured in clash with police

13 August 2014 02:55 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Residents of the area protested against the arrest of women suspects by a team of male police officers attached to the Kokadichalai police.

The suspects had been allegedly wanted in connection with running an illicit brewery. The police team later called in women police officers who arrested the suspects.

However a tense atmosphere that prevailed at the scene compelled the police to fire in the air.  Meanwhile, a group of individuals, believed to be relatives of the suspects rushed to the scene and attempted to plunder the weapons of the police officers.

It is alleged that two women who received gunshot injuries in the incident were admitted to the Batticaloa general hospital. Four others also received injuries during the clash with the police and, two of them were admitted to Mangalativue hospital and others to the Batticaloa general hospital. Police said a trishaw and the double cab belonging to the police were damaged. During investigations two suspects were taken into custody.

  Comments - 9

  • RIF Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:28 AM

    the people who injured while shooting in the miracle of asia

    prem Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:32 AM

    I agree with Ram. The reporter, please get the other version/s too. Its part of investigative journalism!

    Manioca Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:58 AM

    few = not many You want to use: a few = some

    roshan Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:17 AM

    minimal force

    ram Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:20 AM

    This one side story can we know the truth you never trust the SL Police.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:31 AM

    Public please allow our Police Officers to perform their duties.

    kith udugama Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:48 AM

    They want to do a cavity search on the women like in the U S !

    Freebird Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:31 AM

    ladies they shoot themselves. not by police via DM Android App

    kane Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:16 AM

    When the police fired in the air, how did those two women get injured? Did they jump in the air in the direction of the fire?

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