Policeman shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 May 2006, 10:58 GMT]
Unidentified gunman shot and killed a policeman M. Vajisiri, 39, of Batticaloa police station Friday around 11.35 in an attack on the 3 policemen posted near Batticaloa Hindu College playground. The seriously injured policeman succumbed to his wounds while being rushed to the Batticaloa hospital, said the police.

The shooting took place just 100 meters from the Batticaloa police station, added the police.

Traffic remained obstructed for nearly an hour and the surrounding area deserted.

Security was beefed up and the police and SLA troopers launched a search operation in the area after the incident.

The body of the deceased is kept at the Batticaloa hospital.


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