Investigations launched into killing in Katunayake nightclub

Investigations launched into killing in Katunayake nightclub

Investigations launched into killing in Katunayake nightclub

Written by Staff Writer

09 Mar, 2016 | 8:45 pm

A youth was killed in a brawl which broke out at a nightclub in the Liyangemulla area in Katunayake.  Police said the incident had taken place early Wednesday morning.

According to our correspondent, the victim had visited the nightclub with a friend. Investigations conducted so far have revealed that the youth suffered blunt force trauma to the head, after he was clubbed during a brawl, which broke out between two groups.

Police said that the youth was admitted to the Seeduwa Hospital but passed away upon being transferred to the Ragama Hospital for further treatment. The victim was 22-year-old Gayan Darshana, a resident of the Kanaththa area in Liyanagemulla.

The victim’s brother stated that he had come to the nightclub and thereafter an underworld group had also arrived at the location. He added that a group had attacked him after which he had collapsed. He alleged that thereafter he was murdered.  Explaining further, he noted that he witnessed his brother being attacked, on CCTV footage, but what was on display shows what happened outside the club, and not inside.

He said:

The blood in the area had been washed off by the time we got there. All I ask is that justice be meted out. Locals in the area say that brawls of similar nature have broken out at this night club on previous occasions as well.

News1st’s attempts to get a response from officials of the nightclub in question on the claims made by the locals, were futile as they refused to comment.

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