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

Sri Lanka Disaster: A complete of 9 folks have 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 demise was as a consequence of a number of accidents, fractures and inner 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 analyze and discover out who might 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 have been killed in incidents associated to the unrest, whereas at the very least 225 have been wounded and hospitalised.

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

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by IHNS employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)



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