09/05 assault victim succumbs to injuries


An individual who was assaulted during the violent attacks that broke out on 09 May has succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.

The individual was assaulted on the pavement between Perahera Mawatha and the Beira Lake in the Kollupitiya Police Division, and was admitted to the Ragama Hospital.

The deceased, identified as a 47-year-old resident of Galahitiyawa, Kuliyapitiya, was later transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.

Following the magisterial inquiry, held yesterday (18), the forensic report read the cause of death as multiple injuries to the head and chest.

Further investigations into the arrest of the suspects are being conducted by the Kollupitiya Police.


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