Special Investigation Unit Deployed to Narammala Following Tragic Death of Lorry Driver
In a tragic incident on Thursday (18), a lorry driver lost his life during an encounter with police officers in Narammala. The incident, which involved the accidental discharge of a firearm by a Sub-Inspector, has raised concerns among the public.
Acting Inspector General of Police, Deshabandu Tennakoon, wasted no time in responding to the incident. He announced the appointment of a dedicated investigation team, led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, who promptly arrived at the scene late on Thursday night.
Tennakoon assured the public that swift action will be taken against those responsible once a thorough investigation is completed. He emphasized the importance of holding individuals accountable for their actions.
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 give chase on a motorcycle.
The pursuit came to an end in Dampalassa, where the lorry was finally stopped. While inspecting the vehicle, the firearm carried by the Sub-Inspector accidentally discharged, fatally injuring the 40-year-old driver. The driver, a resident of Alawwa, could not survive the incident.
Following the incident, the Sub-Inspector was immediately arrested and is currently being detained for further investigation. The news of the driver’s death sparked protests outside the Narammala Police Station, prompting the intervention of the Police Special Task Force to restore order.
To provide background information, Narammala is a town located in the Kurunegala District of Sri Lanka. It is known for its agricultural activities and is situated in close proximity to several other towns and villages.
As the investigation continues, the authorities are committed to uncovering the truth behind this tragic incident. The deployment of the special investigation unit demonstrates the seriousness with which the police are treating the matter. The public can rest assured that those responsible will be held accountable for their actions.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proper training and adherence to safety protocols within law enforcement agencies. It also highlights the need for ongoing efforts to build trust between the police and the community they serve.