The Particular Process Drive (STF) efficiently neutralised a contract killer needed for a number of murders in Minuwangoda yesterday. The high-risk operation unfolded on the Welikadaya 99 junction of Embilipitiya within the early hours of yesterday morning, stated Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa.
The deceased suspect, aged 24, was a former soldier affiliated with the Military Particular Forces. He reportedly carried out these killings and violence utilizing a handgun and a T56 rifle, police stated. One of many notable crimes attributed to the suspect was the homicide of a person in Avariwatta, Katunayaka, final December.
He was additionally concerned within the latest Minuwangoda incident, the place he shot two people, leaving one useless on the spot whereas the opposite is now preventing for his life in crucial situation, SSP Thalduwa stated.
The STF’s Intelligence Division Particular Operations Unit had acquired info concerning the suspect’s whereabouts within the Embilpitiya space. Performing swiftly on the knowledge, STF personnel proceeded to the situation at roughly 3:30 am yesterday to apprehend the suspect.
Nevertheless, the suspect opened hearth upon their arrival, prompting the STF members to retaliate with gunfire. It was found that the suspect had been hiding at his brother’s residence.
In line with stories, the deceased contract killer was allegedly working for 2 infamous underworld criminals who’re at present evading seize in Dubai. The suspect’s hometown is in Tissamaharama, stated SSP Thalduwa.