Man, who attacked police with matchet, shot dead!

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Man, who attacked police with matchet, shot dead!

A suspect who attacked two police officers with a matchet was shot by the police.

The suspect who was injured in the incident died after being admitted to Karapitiya Hospital.

The deceased suspect is a 37-year-old resident of Talagaspe.

Yesterday (23rd) police officer who had gone to Thalagaspe Mahena area of Pitigala to investigate a complaint when this suspect attacked and injured the officer.

The incident occurred while the police were trying to arrest the suspect.

The police said that there is a pending case against the suspect in the Balapitiya court over the serious sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl and another case against him in the  Elpitiya court in connection with the murder of another person by assaulting him with a sharp weapon.

The statement issued by the police is as follows.