Shot dead by police while trying to get fuel in Sri Lanka – BBC News

The UN and human rights groups have warned authorities in Sri Lanka against using excessive force at largely peaceful protests during a growing economic crisis.

For weeks, the police have been accused of heavy-handedness during protests, though authorities say the use of water cannon and tear gas is to restore order as tensions escalate.

But the family of a young father who was shot dead by police say they are still fighting for justice.

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