An individual who attacked Police Officers with a sharp weapon has been shot dead by the Police.
The Police said an Officer who went to Mahena in Pitigala to investigate a complaint was attacked and injured by the suspect with a sickle.
Accordingly, a group of police Officers, including the Officer in Charge of the Pitigala Police Station had arrived at the scene of the incident.
The Police Constable who sustained injuries had remained in a nearby residence for security when the OIC reached the location.
Police said the suspect was found standing within his residence, while carrying a sickle.
A Police inspector was also attacked and sustained injuries when Officers who were with the OIC attempted to arrest the individual.
Police said the OIC fired at the suspect to protect the team of officers, when the suspect took an unknown object similar to a bomb hidden in the room and attempted to throw it towards the Police Officers.
The suspect and the two injured Police Officers were taken to the Elpitiya Base Hospital.
The Police said the suspect was then transferred to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for further treatment where he succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment.
Police said the suspect had an ongoing case before the Balapitiya High Court over the sexual assault of a nine-year-old minor and another ongoing case before the Elpitiya Magistrate’s Court pertaining to the murder of an individual with a sharp weapon.