Ex-SLA soldier shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 05 March 2006, 15:22 GMT]
A former soldier of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) was shot dead by an unknown armed group in Oddumavadi, Valaichenai at 5.30 p.m., Sunday, Valaichenai police said. Mohamed Navas, 22, a resident of Division 2 in Oddumavadi, was in the house of one of his friends when three men entered the house, talked to Mohamed before firing at him.

Mohamed received three gun shots to his chest from the assailant's 9 mm pistol.

Valaichenai police said the motive for the killing is not clear, and are conducting investigations to identify the killers.

The body of Mohamed is lying in Valaichenai Hospital Mortuary, hostpital officials said.

Mohamed lost one of his wrists in a grenade blast eight months ago while working as a soldier with the SLA and left the security forces on the grounds of disability.

Valaichenai is 32 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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