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Gangster shot dead in self-defence

A hardcore underworld gangster J. L. Kumara alias Usakumara was shot dead by police in self defence yesterday morning in Wedikanda Road, Mount Lavinia.

Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunaskera said Usakumara was arrested for several crimes.

Usakumara had told police where he hid his weapons used for crimes. A police team had escorted Usakumara to the hideout. "Usakumara attempted to lob a hand grenade hidden behind a toilet at the police team. Police in self-defence shot at Usakumara," he added.

 

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