An individual has died in Neluwa last night when an individual grabbed hold of a Policeman’s firearm, when it accidentally triggered.
The 30-year-old deceased is a resident of Morawaka.
His remains have been placed at the Medagama Hospital.
Police visited Neluwa to carry out a raid on an alleged drug racket that was operating.
Police received a tip-off last night that a drug racket was operating at an abandoned residence.
One individual present at the time had attempted to grab hold of a firearm when it went off.
Three other suspects have fled the scene.