Police constable shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 July 2005, 08:47 GMT]
Mr Samintha Roshan, 29, a Police constable, was shot and killed Saturday around 11.15 AM in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) held Kalkudah, 35 km north of Batticaloa. The killing took place 350 metres from Kalkudah Police station at Central Road, sources said.

The Police constable was on duty when he was shot dead with a 9 mm pistol by an unidentified gunman riding a bicycle, Police said.

The Police constable was shot at least twice, sources said.

Mr Samintha is from Elipitiya in Galle and was attached to Kalkuda Police.

The body was handed over to Valaichenai Hospital.

Kalkuda Police is conducting investigations into the killing.


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