Update – Police probe killing of activist’s dog in Negombo

Update – Police probe killing of activist’s dog in Negombo

Update – Police probe killing of activist’s dog in Negombo

Written by Staff Writer

07 May, 2020 | 3:32 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Police arrested a suspect over an incident where a dog owned by a civil activist was shot dead in Negombo on Thursday (May 07).

Brito Fernando said he had let the dog outside for a few minutes, and had heard gunshots, after which he had come outside only to see his injured dog limping towards him.

He added that the dog had then died before his eyes.

“Who carried out the shooting? Who owns them?,” the owner, told News 1st, aghast at the incident.

Fernando heads the Families of Missing Persons Association and has been demanding justice for those who had disappeared during the war.

“We are carrying out investigations. The results will be released later,” Police said earlier Thursday.

In what appeared to be a sinister revelation, the wife of the activist said that the dog which they owned previously had been poisoned to death.

“Just imagine to what levels a person’s humanity can drop to the extent of shooting an animal,” she remarked.

The owners urged law enforcement authorities to uncover the details behind the horrific killing.

*(Updates paragraph one to say a suspect has been arrested replacing that an investigation has been launched)

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