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A police officer and one injured as pistol accidentally fires

A person has sustained injuries after accidental gunshots were fired from a police pistol during a brawl he had caused in Harischandrapura, Katana last evening.

The incident has taken place during a raid carried out by the  police officers in search of a suspect in connection with a sexual assault and

 A drunken relative of the suspect had started to brawl while assaulting a police officer with a club, when the police officers had attempted to make the arrest.

Gunshots were fired accidentally when he made an attempt to snatch the pistol from the police officer, and sustained injuries to his right arm.

The injured man and one of the police officer are receiving treatment at the Negombo Hospital.

Katana Police is conducting further investigations.


 

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