Policeman, suspect hospitalised after clash
A suspect who tried to snatch the firearm off a police constable was
shot and hospitalised while the constable assaulted by the suspect was
also admitted to hospital in Nochchiyagama on Tuesday.
The incident occurred when a team of police officers on mobile duty
on Tuesday night received information about two suspects about to
assault a women and damage her property following a personal dispute.
When the police team arrived at the scene , two suspects attacked the
policeman with a mammoty and a club and attempted to grab his weapon
before being shot. Nochchiyagama Police commenced a search operation to
arrest the other suspect who fled the scene.