One dead, five injured in melee


One person was killed and five others sustained injuries in a clash between two groups in the Unit 4, Thirunagar, Mallavi in the Mullaitivu District, the Mallavi Police said yesterday (9).

According to Police, the incident occurred on 8 June evening following an argument between two groups of young men resulting in a clash that claimed one life and injured five others.

The injured were admitted to Base Hospital Mallavi. Two of the injured who were in critical condition had been transferred to District General Hospital, Vavuniya for further treatment, while one person had succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to hospital, according to Mallavi Police.  

Mallavi Police is conducting further inquiries and has arrested some individuals involved in the clash.

By Naalir Jamaldeen