Police shoot, injures civilian in Thenmaraadchi

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 23 September 2009, 13:45 GMT]
Policemen at a check post in Paalaavi in Kodikaamam, Themaraadchi opened fire on a civilian Wednesday morning causing serious injuries to him, sources in Jaffna said. The police claimed that the man travelling on a tractor tried to run away when they stopped the tractor for checking. The seriously injured man was first rushed to Chaavakachcheari government hospital and then transferred to Jaffna Teaching Hospital as he was in a critical condition, the sources added.

The injured man was identified as Chinarasa Sutharsan, 29, a father of two children and a resident of Kodikaamam.

This shooting took place in the coastal area of Paalaavi, Kachchaai in Thenmaraadchi.

Residents from Vanni have been resettled in the above area recently, the sources said.

 

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