Policemen gun down civilian, education official wounded

[TamilNet, Monday, 03 July 2006, 13:13 GMT]
Policemen in Kaluwanchikudy shot and killed a civilian at point blank range and placed a T-56 automatic rifle beside the dead body, according to residents in the village. The incident took place near Kaluwanchikudy Telecom and Paddiruppu Zonal Education office around 1:00 p.m. Monday. An Education Official, Mrs. S. Baskaran, 40, was wounded in the gunfire. Police sources have claimed that the man, yet to be identified, was an unidentified gunman who had fired on a poice checkpost.

The police has handed over the body of the victim to Kaluwanchikudy hospital for postmortem examinations and identification, medical sources said.

Tension prevails in the area.

kaluwanchikudy is located 24 km Southeast of Batticaloa town.


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