Boy shot dead, STF troop injured, in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 February 2008, 13:20 GMT]
Akkaraipattu police claimed that an unidentified gunman lying in ambush opened fire Monday around 12:00 noon on a Special Task Force (STF) road patrol unit killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring an STF troop at Koa’laavil area in Akkaraipattu police division in Ampaa’rai district.Residents in Koa’laavil said that the boy was shot and killed by the STF troops.

The injured STF troop is admitted to Ampaa’rai district hospital while the body of the boy is kept at Akka’raipattu hospital.

STF conducted search operation in the area until evening.

Tension prevailed in the area due to the shooting and the search.

 

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