Police officer dies after shooting himself

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A police sergeant attached to the Tangalle Police has died by suicide at the guard point affiliated with the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) Office in Tangalle.

Identified as a 46-year-old resident of the Weeraketiya area, the deceased was asked to temporarily stand on duty while a colleague had gone to collect fuel at the nearest fuel shed.

He had then shot himself with the firearm given to him by the colleague.