A Sri Lankan lawmaker who shot lifeless an anti-government protester this week was later lynched by a mob, a forensic report confirmed Friday, contradicting a police report that he died by suicide.
Amarakeerthi Athukorala opened hearth on individuals blocking his automobile’s path within the city of Nittambuwa on Monday, after the nation erupted into violence when a gang of presidency loyalists attacked peaceable protesters.
Police mentioned Athukorala had tried to take refuge in a constructing and shot himself after being surrounded by about 5,000 individuals.
“The MP’s death was due to multiple injuries, fractures and internal bleeding, but he had no gunshot wounds,” the Lankadeepa newspaper mentioned, quoting the post-mortem report.
Athukorala’s police bodyguard died of gunshot accidents, the report mentioned. Police have been ordered to research and discover out who might have fired the shot.
The duo’s automobile was surrounded by a big crowd, which had taken to the streets after a club-wielding mob attacked a peaceable protest demanding the federal government’s resignation over Sri Lanka’s painful financial disaster.
The prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who protesters blamed for orchestrating the violence, resigned quickly afterward. He was later compelled to flee the capital Colombo, taking refuge at a naval base.
A complete of 9 individuals have been killed in incidents associated to the unrest, whereas not less than 225 have been wounded and hospitalized.
An in a single day curfew remains to be in place throughout Sri Lanka.