A police constable was shot dead and another injured after being abducted by a group that were returning from a robbery at Badagamuwa, Kurunegala, Police said a short while ago.
The two policemen had been on traffic duties were abducted at approximately 2am today, Police said. Police constable 41497 Sampath was shot dead and constable 34098 Wijesuriya has sustained injuries and is receiving treatment at the Kurunugala hospital.
The officers had been abducted and taken to the Badagamuwa forest and shot, police confirmed. Six police teams have been deployed to conduct investigations and apprehend the perpetrators.