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* Independent investigation into Sri Lanka's traffic police killing a motorcycle rider
Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 09:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that an independent investigation is underway into the fatal police shooting of a motorcycle rider in Pasyala area last night.

The motorcycle rider, 23-year-old Subash Indika Jayasinghe, a father of one child, was shot dead by police at a traffic check point.

Police say the rider of the motorcycle was shot as he did not heed the orders of traffic police to stop the motorcycle and tried to overrun the police officers.

Sachin Chathuranga (18), who was riding on the pillion of the motorcycle, said the police officer shot his friend point blank after he stopped the motorcycle when ordered by the police.

The victim shot in the chest succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital.

Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the Officer-in-Charge and the Assistant Superintendent of Police of the area have been relieved from the investigation.

Assistant Superintendent of Police of Gampaha conducts the investigation regarding the death.

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