Cop arrested after teen injured in accidental police shooting



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.


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