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Police Constable killed in shootout during a raid in Akuressa

A Police Constable attached to the Akuressa police station is dead after he was hit in a shootout with alleged criminals in Akuressa yesterday (22).

According to the Police Media Division, the constable was part of a team that was raiding an illicit liquor distillery in the Urumutta area.

The officer was critically injured and passed away upon admission to the Kamburupitiya Hospital.

Deceased Police Constable named Kasun Sampath of 30 years old was residing in Diddeniya area in Kananke.

The suspect allegedly responsible for the death of the constable, Dharmasiri Lokuge, is reportedly a resident in the same area.

He has fled the area following the shootout.

The Akuressa police is investigating the incident.

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