Girl injured in underworld attack on police dies



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Twelve-year-old Samadhi Pathirana, who was on life support at the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital during the last 10 days after being a victim of gunfire from a drug ring, breathed her last yesterday


She was a student of Ratnavalee Vidyalaya, Borella.


She and her elder brother Sadeepa Rukshan (17) and younger sister Senuri (08) were hit by gunfire from a T-56 assault rifle when members of a drug dealing ring shot at a team of policemen travelling in a car to bust a drug deal at Suharapola, Piliyandala on May 9.


The little victims were waiting near their father’s eatery at the time of the incident.


Rukshan, who is in a serious condition, is being treated at the ICU of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital at Kalubowila.


Senuri was discharged from hospital a few days ago.


One policeman was killed and two others were injured in the attack.


Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa, one of the injured is in a serious condition


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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