Shoot-out at A’ pura prison
Jan 24, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Three inmates died and 21 were injured in a shoot-out at Anuradhapura prison yesterday evening. The shooting took place when a group of prison inmates who were on a fast against the conduct of the Prisons Superintendent started pelting stones at jailors yesterday evening. This group of prisoners launched a fast from yesterday against the conduct of the Prisons Superintendent with the removal of various prohibited materials including mobile phones from their possession.
A tense situation erupted when several inmates tried to escape the prison while they were pelting stones at the jailors. According to Prisons sources, the jailors were left with no other option than to fire at the inmates who were trying to escape. Sources said the Security Forces and Police were called in to bring the situation under control.