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Thursday, 13 December 2018 - 7:37
Residents of Katuwana surround police in protest against a death of an individual -Tear gas fired to disperse the crowd
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A group of residents surrounded Katuwana police in protest of the death of an individual in Katuwana- Bengamukanda last night.
Our area corresponded noted that over 500 residents participated in the protest hurling stones at police and setting fire to tires in front of the police station.

Police fired tear gas and used batons to disperse the crowd .

The protest continued for almost four and half hours.

The Katuwana police reported that whilst conducting a raid in search of illegal liquor and drugs last night , they discovered a body on a road in Bengamuwa kanda.

Area residents claim that the individual died as a consequence of being assaulted by police.

4 police officers were admitted to walasmulla hospital, due to injures incurred  during the protest.

Police noted that 40 motorcycles and 6 three wheelers used by protesters were seized.

The postmortem examination is to be held today.

the senior police officer who oversees the area noted that following the post-mortem examination,  the cause of death would be revealed.


 
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