By Norman Palihawadane
An 18-year-old schoolboy died of shot gun injuries he received at the hands of a gang of robbers who tried to rob his family shop at Asgiri-Walpola in Udugampola, Gampaha on Saturday night.
The victim was identified as K. Nipun Anuranga Jayathilake, a GCE A/L student of Divulapitiya Gnanodaya Central College.
He was having dinner at his home when he heard his mother who was at their shop adjacent to the house cry out for help around 8.30 pm. Rushing out to the shop, Nipun saw his mother holding her head which was bleeding. She warned him not to go out of the shop but he ran out looking for the attackers who opened fire.