A team of Police attached to the Palai Police station came under attack from a suspect and then the residents of the area. The incident had taken place Saturday evening hours.

Police Media Unit revealed that they went to arrest a suspect; a resident from Palai, who had allegedly assaulted a person following a dispute. When the Police had gone into the house of the alleged assailant, he had reportedly attacked the Police with an axe and the police had opened fire at the suspect and injuring him.

Later, crowds had gathered around the house and had attacked the Police vehicle. However the Police team had managed to quell the situation. The suspect was rushed to the Palai hospital and is now receiving further treatment from the Jaffna Hospital. No suspects have been arrested by Sunday evening in connection with the attack.