Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, M. A. Sumanthiran said that the police, does not have the right to take the law into their own hands.
The statement was made while speaking on the issue regarding the 24-year-old who was shot dead by armed police officers, in Manalkadu, Jaffna.
Sumanthiran stated that although the police have the right to enforce the law, they do not have the right to act above the law.
He further added that the police had the right to enforce the law by arresting the individual involved in the illegal sand mining case that happened in Jaffna recently, but did not have the right to shoot the person dead.
Sumanthiran stated that the police officers involved in the shooting must be punished for acting beyond the law.