2 Policemen, Child injured in Oddamavadi

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 March 2007, 22:17 GMT]
Two policemen and a five-year-old boy were injured when unidentified persons threw a hand grenade to the Mancholai Police Sentry Point, Oddamavadi in Valaichchenai police division in Batticaloa District around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The persons pursued the three policemen who were returning from Oddamavadi market after their routine purchase, lobbed a grenade at them and escaped. The injured boy was a passer by at the time of the attack.

The injured policemen, S. Jeyapala and S.W. Srisena and the boy Mohammed Rizwan were admitted to the Polannaruwa General Hospital, Valaichchenai Police said

Oddamavadi, a Muslim dominated town, is situated 30 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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