SLA soldier dies in friendly fire in Thenmaradchchi

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 September 2005, 12:58 GMT]
Chavakachcheri Magistrate Mr.A.Premshankar Friday ordered remand for Private Harinda Jayalath of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) till September 16 in connection with the killing of a fellow soldier Rozan Gunaratne (24) Thursday morning around 11.55 a.m. at the army checkpoint along Maruthankulam Road in Eluthumaduval area of the Thenmaradchchi forward defense line in Jaffna district, legal sources said.

Kodikamam Police took into custody the suspect-soldier when notified of the incident, and produced him in Chavakachcheri Magistrate's Court Friday morning.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased was fatally injured when the suspect soldier's gun went off accidentally, legal sources said.

Magistrate further ordered the suspect to be kept in remand in Jaffna prison, legal sources said.

 

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