Embilipitya clash: youth’s last rites today
January 10, 2016 12:03 pm
The last rites of the man, who died during a clash between villagers and police in Embilipitiya, will be held at the Nawa Nagara cemetery this afternoon.
The youth, who injured after reportedly jumping from an upper floor of a house during the incident, succumbed to the injuries last Thursday (07).
The death had triggered a harthal and protests in the Embilipitya Town with some angry mobs setting fire to tires on the road.
Four policemen and three civilians were hospitalised with injuries following the clash during a festivity at a residence on Nawa Nagara Road in Embilipitiya on January 4.
It has been reported that two policemen had asked for liquor from the homeowners after the start of the house party and the ensuing argument between villagers and the police officers had escalated into fisticuffs.
Afterwards another group of police officers had arrived at the scene resulting in further clashes with attendees of the event and ending with several individuals from both groups being hospitalised.