Youth shot dead in Colombo
[TamilNet, Friday, 31 July 2009, 09:39 GMT]
Peliyagoda police shot and killed a youth alleged to belong to the underworld Wednesday morning at Peliyagoda, sources in Colombo said. The killed youth had been taken into custody by police Tuesday evening in Maligawathe area in Colombo, the sources added.
Police had taken the arrested youth to Peliyagoda to show them some weapons hidden there.
Police claimed that the youth tried to snatch the gun from them and was killed in the ensuing shoot out.
Meanwhile, unidentified armed men shot and killed a young family man Wednesday early morning in Wethakanda area in Galle.
The killers had opened fire on him through the window of his house.
The motive of the killing is not known, the police said.