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Forensic Report Says Lankan MP Was “Lynched”, Refuting Police Version

Sri Lanka Disaster: A complete of 9 folks had been killed in incidents associated to the unrest.


A Sri Lankan lawmaker who shot lifeless an anti-government protester this week was later lynched by a mob, a forensic report confirmed Friday, contradicting a police report that he died by suicide.

Amarakeerthi Athukorala opened hearth on folks blocking his automotive’s path within the city of Nittambuwa on Monday, after the nation erupted into violence when a gang of presidency loyalists attacked peaceable protesters.

Police stated Athukorala had tried to take refuge in a constructing and shot himself after after being surrounded by about 5,000 folks.

“The MP’s loss of life was attributable to a number of accidents, fractures and inside bleeding, however he had no gunshot wounds,” the Lankadeepa newspaper stated, quoting the post-mortem report.

Athukorala’s police bodyguard died of gunshot accidents, the report stated. Police have been ordered to research and discover out who could have fired the shot.

The duo’s automotive was surrounded by a big crowd, which had taken to the streets after a club-wielding mob attacked a peaceable protest demanding the federal government’s resignation over Sri Lanka’s painful financial disaster.

The prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who protesters blamed for orchestrating the violence, resigned quickly afterwards. He was later pressured to flee the capital Colombo, taking refuge at a naval base.

A complete of 9 folks had been killed in incidents associated to the unrest, whereas at the least 225 had been wounded and hospitalised.

A in a single day curfew continues to be in place throughout Sri Lanka.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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