Nov 29, 2017

Weapon among court exhibits fires automatically!

A shotgun in the custody of the Mahiyanganaya District Court had fired automatically around 1.15 pm yesterday (28). This incident created panic among the public who were at the court premises for various cases and the court staff.

This shotgun had been taken into custody on November 26 from the Dambana area and upon being produced in court it was stored in the production chamber, where it had fired automatically.

While no one was injured in the incident, the wall of the production chamber was slightly damaged.

Investigations are being conducted regarding this incident by the Mahiyanganaya Police OIC Chief Inspector Chandana Wijesekara under the direction of Mahiyanganaya ASP Ujith Liyanage.