Cop arrested after teen boy injured in accidental police firearm discharge
October 28, 2022 08:20 pm
A tense situation is reported at Thihagoda police station in Matara after a police weapon was accidentally fired during a struggle and a 15-year-old boy was injured in a three-wheeler which failed to heed a warning to stop, the police spokesman says.
The injured teen is currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at the Karapitiya Hospital.
A 55-year-old Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Thihagoda Police has been arrested and interdicted in connection with the incident.