Police Officer Recklessly Shoots and Kills Lorry Driver in Narammala

Police officer in Narammala acted recklessly, says Police Spokesman

In a recent incident in Dampalassa, Narammala, a police officer has been accused of acting recklessly and contrary to the directives issued for police officers. The incident, which resulted in the tragic death of a lorry driver, has sparked concern and prompted a special investigation by the police.

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Deshabandu Tennakoon, has confirmed the appointment of an investigation team to look into the matter. Led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, the team visited the scene of the incident late on Thursday night. Tennakoon has assured the public that swift action will be taken against those responsible once a thorough investigation has been conducted.

The incident unfolded when two plainclothes police officers attempted to pull over a small lorry in Narammala. However, the driver reportedly ignored their instructions, leading the officers to pursue him on a motorcycle. The chase eventually came to an end in Dampalassa, where the lorry was finally stopped.

During the inspection of the vehicle, a firearm carried by a Sub-Inspector discharged accidentally, fatally injuring the 40-year-old driver, who was later identified as a resident of Alawwa. The Sub-Inspector has been arrested and is currently in detention pending further investigation.

News of the driver’s death has triggered protests outside the Narammala Police Station, necessitating the intervention of the Police Special Task Force to restore order. The body of the deceased has been taken to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, where a post-mortem will be conducted.

The incident and its aftermath have raised concerns among the public, who are seeking justice for the deceased driver. With the investigation underway, there is hope that the truth will be uncovered, and appropriate action will be taken against those responsible.

It is important for the police force to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and adherence to protocols in order to maintain public trust. Incidents like these serve as a reminder of the need for constant vigilance and accountability within the law enforcement system. The outcome of this investigation will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for the police and the community at large.

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