Shooting at Anuradhapura prison: Four inmates hospitalized, one dead

Shooting at Anuradhapura prison: Four inmates hospitalized, one dead

Shooting at Anuradhapura prison: Four inmates hospitalized, one dead

Written by Staff Writer

21 Mar, 2020 | 8:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- Five inmates at the Anuradhapura prison were hospitalized at the Anuradhapura hospital, following a shooting at the prison complex.

Police headquarters said, one of the injured inmates died upon admission.

The incident took place this evening (March 21), when several inmates attempted to flee, during a protest by the inmates.

Issuing a media release, the Police headquarters said, the prison officials were compelled to shoot, as the inmates attempted to flee during the protest and as a result, five inmates who sustained injuries in the shooting were admitted to the Anuradhapura hospital.

None of the inmates at the Anuradhapura prison managed to escape during the incident and officers attached to the Anuradhapura Police, Police Riot Control Unit and the Police Special Task Force have been deployed for extra-security at the Anuradhapura prison.

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