Police shoot dead inmate in Sri Lanka virus prison riot

Police shoot dead inmate in Sri Lanka virus prison riot

The Straits Times - Asia·2020-11-30 06:04

COLOMBO (AFP) - Guards opened fire on Sunday (Nov 29) to contain a prison riot near Sri Lanka's capital where an inmate was killed and three wounded while protesting a surge of coronavirus infections, police said.

Spokesman Ajith Rohana said elite police commandos were deployed at the Mahara prison where inmates rioted against overcrowded conditions and demanded their early release.

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