A 32-year-old driver was injured when the police opened fire at a three-wheeler which disobeyed an order to stop in Gampaha this evening, police said. Police officers on duty in Gampaha had signalled a suspicious three-wheeler to stop at a checkpoint.
The officers had informed the police officers at the next checkpoint about the three-wheeler which had disobeyed their orders. The HQI of Gampaha who had responded to the message, had also signalled the driver to stop the three-wheeler.
The HQI then followed the three-wheeler and had opened fire at it as the driver had failed to obey repeated police warnings. The driver, a resident of Bemmulla, was admitted to the Gampaha Hospital. It was revealed that the three-wheeler driver was under influence of alcohol. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)