Mahara Prison riot: 28 inmates & one prison officer receiving treatment

Mahara Prison riot: 28 inmates & one prison officer receiving treatment

Mahara Prison riot: 28 inmates & one prison officer receiving treatment

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

02 Dec, 2020 | 10:18 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Special Task Force and the Police will remain deployed under the supervision of a Senior Police officer, to strengthen security surrounding the Mahara Prison, Sri Lanka Police said.

“In total, 106 inmates and two officers were injured in the incident. Of them 28 inmates and one prison officer who sustained injuries in the Mahara prison riot are receiving treatment,” Police Spokesperson, DIG Ajith Rohana said on Wednesday (Dec. 02).

A total of 11 people died from the Mahara prison riot.

Magisterial inquiries regarding the bodies of the victims are scheduled to be conducted, the Deputy Police Chief further said.

The Criminal Investigations Department has also launched an investigation into the Mahara Prison riot.

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