Army vehicle knocks down cyclist

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 18 January 2005, 21:03 GMT]
Mr.Vairavan Nadesu aged 52 of Mirusuvil north in Thenmaradchchi division in Jaffna district died on the spot when he was run over by a heavy vehicle of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) on Monday night, police said.

The army truck, which was speeding along Jaffna-Kandy highway, knocked down the cyclist and run over him. The death was instantaneous. This accident took place Monday around 9.30 p.m., police said.

The Chavakachcheri Magistrate Mr.P.Subramaniam held the post-mortem of the deceased at the site and ordered the Kodikamam Police to arrest the driver of the army vehicle, legal sources said.

 

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