Mugging in Kurunegala ends in tragedy

Mugging in Kurunegala ends in tragedy

Mugging in Kurunegala ends in tragedy

Written by Tharushan Fernando

27 Feb, 2017 | 12:01 pm

One person was killed in a shooting that took place in Uyandniya ,Kurunegala last night

Our correspondent added that the shooting had claimed the life of a 66 year old resident of Galpotha.

Eyewitness account: Victim’s Sister recalls the terrifying incident

BroskiThe victim, his sister and nephew were on the way home before they stopped near a furniture store and as the three were about to get down from their vehicle an individual pointed a pistol and demanded for money. The victim had said he did not have any money and in response the assilliant shot him and then dragged the 66-year old out of the vehicle and put him on the ground

Subsequently the Victims Sister and her son were able to get the victim back in to the car and left the fled the area

The Kurunagala and Mawathagama police have launched investigations into the incident. No suspects have been arrested thus far.

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