A shooting incident took place inside the Tissamaharama Police station today, which resulted in a 19-year–old female being critically injured. The suspect is said to be an army soldier, police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana stated.
The police spokesman stated that the Tissamaharama Police had summoned two parties involved in a complaint and the complainer produced a fire arm and shot the female youth. The girl was critically injured and taken to the Karapitiya Hospital.
The suspect hurled a hand-grenade after opening fire but the grenade had not detonated. He was taken into custody.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Tissamaharama Police with regard to the incident.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 03 December 2011 03:37 PM
Now that the war is over, the soldiers need some "action" : so they resort to this sort of activities.
palithaeka Saturday, 03 December 2011 04:15 PM
no discipline at all.
Sunny Perera Saturday, 03 December 2011 04:41 PM
In an already volatile country there should be stricter gun laws, accountability for police and armed forces weapons and their proper issue restricting removal from their posts and ordnances unless for a specifically ordained official purpose. In Sri Lanka today the so called security and body guard systems are probably culpable for many shooting incidents as many irresponsible individuals have access to weapons which are sometimes issued to some of the biwgwigs being guarded too and often used indiscriminately. Sri Lanka seems to be riddles with dangerous, trigger happy gun toting punks who need to be locked up!
ampare son Saturday, 03 December 2011 05:54 PM
give to maximum punishment example for others.
AMG Saturday, 03 December 2011 06:10 PM
Thug ruled Police!
xlntgson Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:29 AM
Army police immunity: serious cases of threat, intimidation, harassment goes unreported, they won't dare to tot fire arms if such threats are investigated and nipped in the bud, they gain always with timids, only a few dare them, yet they do with impugnity.
Nodrog Sunday, 04 December 2011 02:39 AM
Amazing! Whats a soldier doing walking around with a pistol and grenade during peace time?
iroshana Sunday, 04 December 2011 03:08 AM
I find this incident quite hilarious, even employees and school children are checked now before they go their places of work or school for contraband items.
How come the police doesn't check people when they enter the station for arms and explosives ??????
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