Civilian killed in cross fire in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 May 2007, 01:04 GMT]
A civilian was killed in crossfire Tuesday when Sri Lanka Police attempted to arrest a robbery suspect at about 4:45 p.m. in Vavuniyaa, police sources said. The victim was identified as K.Mahendran, 52, a family man and a mason by profession.

A group of unidentified robbers attempting to rob some of the houses Friday night in pa'ndaarikku'lam area were apprehended by civilians and handed over to police.

The police, based on the information obtained from the arrested robbers surrounded a house located near the railway crossing near Vavuniyaa-Mannaar road, and while attempting to arrest the suspect Mahendran got caught in the crossfire.

The police searching the suspectís house recovered cash Rs.190,000 and unspecified amount of jewellery.

The suspect had purchased the house last month for Rs.400,000 and was also constructing another house nearby, Vavuniyaa police said. The robbery suspect was freely operating from his newly acquired house although a number of police check points and government departments were located closeby, the police added.

The suspect originally came from Vaarikkuddiyoor is believed to be involved many of the recent robberies in the area, police said.


Latest 15 Reports
19.07.18 23:22   Photo
Skulls with bullet-like holes excavated in Mannaar mass grave, women and children among victims
18.07.18 19:21   Photo
Uprooted Mu'l'lik-ku'lam Tamils adopt Ira'nai-theevu approach, enter their lands seized by SL Navy
17.07.18 21:29   Photo
Colombo steps up shadow war against NPC Chief Minister Wigneswaran
16.07.18 22:48   Photo
SL Forest Department seizes agricultural lands of Eezham Tamils in Paduvaan-karai
15.07.18 19:14   Photo
Families of enforced disappeared vehemently oppose OMP sittings in North
14.07.18 19:35  
SL High Court in Vavuniyaa tricked again into postponing hearings on TPP case
13.07.18 23:20   Photo
NPC CM declines participation in Colombo's unilateral task force for so-called Development
12.07.18 12:22   Photo
Genocidal Sri Lanka seizes ancient coastal hamlet of Tamil-speaking aborigines in Trincomalee
11.07.18 18:20  
Collaborationist sections of TNA lose significance, Wigneswaran holds key to unified Tamil polity
10.07.18 21:53  
SL Military Intelligence recommences recruitment of notorious ex-paramilitary operatives
09.07.18 22:30   Photo
Antiquities Ordinance used to justify Sinhalicisation of 48 locations in Mullaiththeevu
08.07.18 19:06   Photo
TNPF protests against Colombo's move to militarise Jaffna Fort
07.07.18 19:56   Photo
SL Police in Champoor blocks remembrance of Tamils massacred by SL military
06.07.18 23:17  
Jaffna University silent to Colombo's pressure, motives behind Fort excavation questioned
05.07.18 23:49  
Tamils need native movements to confront Colombo-centric environmental exploitations
Find this article at: