Father of student shot in school premises

A student’s father who had tried to forcibly enter a school in Galle was shot today (4 July 4) by a soldier stationed at the premises. The victim succumbed to his injuries shortly after admission to the Karapitiya teaching hospital, police said.

The father had rushed to the school after he was informed by the school’s administration that his son was unwell. Initial investigations revealed, said police, that the deceased had attempted to enter the school against the order of the soldier on guard duty and was shot immediately.

The soldier in question was arrested in connection to the shooting, police told RepublicNext, and Akmeemana police is carrying out further investigations.

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