Gangster who abducted own son killed during shootout with police

The gangster alias “Neelaka” who abducted a 7-year-old boy from Kandana area in Horana has been shot dead during a shootout with the police.

The gangster had abducted his own son who was in the custody of the grandmother this morning (Feb. 17).

“Neelaka”, who arrived at the house of the child’s grandmother, had shot in the air with a T-56 rifle before taking his own son away by force.

According to reports, the gangster in question had critically injured his wife by severing her limbs with a sharp weapon, nearly a week ago.

Following this incident, the child was temporarily placed under the custody of the gangster’s mother-in-law.

The child was slated to be handed over to the Department of Probation and Child Care Services. – ada derana

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