Claymore blast wounds 8, one killed

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 January 2000, 07:32 GMT]
Five policewomen and three civilians were wounded in a claymore blast near Shanthi theatre in Batticaloa on the Kallady main road around 8.15 a.m. this morning. A 13 year old boy was killed in retaliatory fire by the police, sources said.

An inquest was held at the Batticaloa hospital by the Additional Magistrate for Batticaloa, Mr.Thatchenamoorthy. The boy was identified as Paramanantham Thivarakan, of Koolavadi, by his parents. The magistrate ordered the body be handed over to his parents.

Four of the wounded policewomen are: Mallika,21, Thammika,25, Abitha,23, Sumuthu,20.

Thevasakayam,67, of Arasadithivu, Rajakumaran and his wife are the wounded civilians. They were admitted at the Batticaloa hospital.

 

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