A 46 year old male has been arrested on charges of shooting a school student with an air rifle in Pannipitiya.
The Police said that the suspect is a Doctor, had shot the 17 year old boy following an argument the previous day (22)
The boy who had been playing cricket at grounds of the Erravila Dharmapala Vidyalaya is said to have entered the man’s premises after the tennis ball had fallen inside, following which the suspect had shot the boy with an air rifle, injuring the teenager.
Police said that the suspect was arrested and the air rifle used was taken into Police custody while the boy was admitted to hospital
The suspect will be produced before the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court today (23).