STF shoots dead Tamil man in Ampaa'rai
[TamilNet, Friday, 25 April 2008, 09:49 GMT]
Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) commandos Thursday night opened fire and killed a 37-year-old Tamil man at Naavithanve'li in Ampaa'rai district, Police said. Alleging that the slain man was a LTTE member, the STF has claimed to have seized a 9 mm pistol from the victim. Another person had escaped from the site with injuries, Police said adding that it was an ambush by the STF.
The slain man was identified as Kanapathi Chandrakanthan from Cheanaikkudiyiruppu.
The body was handed over to Ampaa'rai hospital for postmortem inquiries.
Naavithanve'li is located 32 km southeast of Batticaloa city and 21 km northeast of Ampaa'rai town.