SLA soldier assaults Vadamaradchy fishermen

[TamilNet, Friday, 18 October 2002, 19:03 GMT]
Two young Tamil fishermen were assaulted by a Sri Lanka Army soldier manning a sentry in the coastal village of Katkovalam in Vadamaradchi, Wednesday night, fisheries co-operative sources said. SLA officials at the 52-4 Brigade apologized to the injured, saying that the said soldier was mentally deranged.

According to a complaint made at the SLA's 52-4 Brigade HQ, the fishermen were assaulted when they were going to sea passing the army check point at Katkovalam.

The victims were identified as Apputhurai Thayalan (22) and Thangavadivelu Suthan (22).

 

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