Drug dealer who attempted to flee shot dead by the Marawila police


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A narcotics trafficker arrested in the Marawila town was shot dead by a police officer when the suspect tried to escape from police and flee.

The person thus killed is a 31-year-old resident of Mugunu-watawana in Chilaw.

While he had fought back with a police officer  when police went to arrest him, on this occasion the suspect had attacked the police officer with a sharp weapon.

At that time the other police officer accompanying the wounded police officer had shot the suspect.

Police said the injured police officer was being treated at the Marawila Base hospital.

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