Underworld gang member shot dead in Mullipottana
[TamilNet, Monday, 13 September 2004, 10:36 GMT]
A member of underworld gang was shot dead by home guards Monday early morning around 1.30 a.m at Mullipottana home guard sentry point which is located on Trincomalee-Kandy highway, about 34 km off Trincomalee town, police said.
The gang, which came in a vehicle had entered into the home guard sentry point and attempted to grab arms from them. In the melee home guards in the opposite side of the check point fired at them killing one. Other members of the gang had fled following the shooting. Initial investigation revealed that dead member was a soldier in the Sri Lanka Army at the time of incident. The name of the dead is not yet released, police sources said.
The Police have taken steps to locate the vehicle and other members of the gang, security sources said.