Police officer killed in assault

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A police officer has been attacked with a sharp weapon and killed in a dispute that took place in Niwandama South, Ja-Ela.

The relevant police officer was assaulted as a dispute between two persons had escalated, according to the office of Police Media Spokesperson.

The assaulter had, reportedly, intruded into the police officer’s house and had attacked him with a sharp weapon.

The deceased is a 49-year-old police sergeant attached to Narahenpita Police Hospital.

The suspect has been identified and Ja-Ela Police is conducting further investigations regarding the incident.