The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has made inquiries with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramaratne and CID with regard to the progress of the investigation into a 15-year-old student sustaining gunshot injuries during the Rambukkana shooting.
NCPA Chairman Dr. Udaya Amarasinghe said that the organisation has inquired from the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) as to which rights of the student have been violated in the shooting.
Dr. Amarasinghe said the NCPA was informed that two individuals below 18 years sustained gunshot wounds during the shooting.
“We launched an investigation and found there was one minor among those who sustained injuries. The 15-year-old student had been discharged from hospital on 22 April. We inquired the IGP as to whether criminal charges have been filed against a Police officer with regard to this particular incident.”
The Chairman further said that the NCPA has taken steps to provide psycho-social treatments for the victim.
By Vineetha M. Gamage