Nine persons have been arrested with regard to the incident wherein a child was killed during a shootout.
Five out of the arrested are police officers. A seven year old boy, Sudil Nilupul who was caught up in the exchange of gunfire died. He had been with his father in a three wheeler at the time of the ioncident. His father has also sustained injuries. Police Media Spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody said the magisterial inquiry in this connection will be held today.