Weeraketiya shooting: main suspect arrested

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 10:12 AM Sep 22 2021
Local Weeraketiya shooting: main suspect arrested

Police arrested two persons, including the main suspect wanted for the shooting of a 14-year-old boy from Weeraketiya today (22).

Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa stated that the two suspects were arrested last night in a forest area in Weeraketiya. 

Moreover, a locally manufactured firearm was also found in the possession of the second suspect at the time of the arrest.

The suspects are due to be produced before the Walasmulla Magistrate’s Court today, while further investigations are being conducted by the Weeraketiya Police.

The 14-year-old victim was shot dead on Sunday night (19), after the main suspect had opened fire following a dispute between a group of family members.




Rebecca Pavey | Published: 10:12 AM Sep 22 2021

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