Armed robber kills one, injures one in Vavuniyaa
[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 October 2009, 15:24 GMT]
An armed man clad in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) uniform opened fire at a group of Tamil villagers who confronted the man when he attempted to rob a house in the Ellappar Maruthankulam in Vavuniyaa district Friday night around 9:00 p.m. One villager was killed and another one was seriously injured in the incident. The armed man fled from the scene with the loot of one hundred thousand rupees in cash and twenty six sovereigns of jewellery, sources said.
Ramamurthy Pulendran, a resident of Ellappar Maruthankulam, died on the spot, and Thirunaavukarasu Kirupaharan who was injured in the shooting, was taken to the Vavuniyaa general hospital.
The armed man was surrounde by angry villagers when he attempted to enter a second house after looting the first house.
The man had at this point pulled out a T-56 firearm in his possession and fired at the crowd.
The Vavuniyaa magistrate visited the scene and held the inquest, sources said.
Police sources said investigation is continuing to indentify the absconding suspect.