SLA soldiers gun down fellow soldier in Allaippitti
[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 April 2007, 10:23 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers at a sentry post in Allaipitti area shot dead Tuesday night a fellow trooper, approaching their sentry post, suspecting the soldier as a Tiger fighter on a recon mission, who failed to respond to their queries, SLA sources said.
The SLA troopers manning the sentry post were suspicious of the victim advancing towards them and had called for identification.
The victim had continued to approach silently and the fellow troopers had opened rapid fire, killing him on the spot.
Kayts Magistrate, Jeyaraman Trotsky who conducted inquest into death at the site Wednesday evening, directed the body to be sent to the victim's home town.