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Firing accidental in Point Pedro civilian's death, says SLA

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 January 2006, 12:04 GMT]
69 year-old Kanapathy Murugesu, a retired Post Master, was shot dead by a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers 200 meters south of 1st mile post, in Point Pedro in Jaffna district Thursday at 1 p.m., sources in Jaffna said. SLA sources said the gun had gone off accidentally killing the victim.

The victim from Thunnalai North, Karaveddy, was returning home in a bicycle after collecting his monthly pension when he was killed, civil sources said.

The body has been transported to Point Pedro General Hospital in Manthikai, 2 km south of Point Pedro town for postmortem examinations, medical sources said.

 

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