A shoot out between the police and armed robbers in Beruwala today (15) has resulted in the death of a seven year old child.
The police has said the shoot out had taken place near the Beruwala Food City and that the child and his father were in a three wheeler when the shoot out had taken place.
The child’s father had also been injured in the shootout.
The shoot out had reportedly taken place when a team from the Maharagama Police had traveled to Beruwala to nab a group of thieves.
Police Spokesperson SP Preshantha Jayakody told the media that a special police team had been deployed from Colombo to Beruwala to probe the shooting incident.
The child had succumbed to his injuries upon admission to the Nagoda Base Hospital.