Ex Policeman shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 03 December 2004, 15:31 GMT]
A former Policeman, believed to be an sympathiser of the Liberation Tigers, was shot dead by a gunman at a guesthouse in Batticaloa town Friday evening around 6.30. The ex Police constable, Mr. Johnpillai Chandramohan, 33, was living in Royal Hotel on Trinco Road, Batticaloa after he had been threatened with death by a paramilitary working with the Sri Lankan armed forces last month.

Mr. Chandramohan is the father of two children.

He was arrested and interrogated by Sri Lanka Police in the past for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers.

He was cleared of all charges and was living in Kallady, an outer suburb of the town, Police said.

 

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