Two hospitalized after being shot by police in Maha Oya
April 12, 2017 05:34 pm
Two persons including a woman were wounded in a shooting carried out by several police officers, responding to a dispute in the Samagipura area in Maha Oya, when they were assaulted by certain individuals who also attempted to snatch a police firearm.
Following information received regarding the forceful detention of a person over a dispute, a team of officers from the Maha Oya Police Station were dispatched to investigate.
When the police officers arrived at the location, they were assaulted with clubs by a group of individuals who also attempted to snatch the firearm of one of the officers.
As a result of this, the police officers had opened fire injuring a woman and a man allegedly involved in the altercation. They have been admitted to the Mahiyangana Hospital.
Five police officers were also injured and admitted to the Maha Oya Hospital following the incident, police said.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack while a special team led by the Ampara SSP is conducting further investigations.