Two policemen shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 12:46 GMT]
Two policemen attached to the Kaluwanchchikkudy Police Station were shot dead by unidentified gunmen while they were travelling with two other colloquies, in a passenger bus bound to Batticaloa, around 10.30 a.m. at Cheddipalayam, Police sources said.

The injured Constables W M. Vijayarathna, 35 and M. Ramanathan, 38 were rushed to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital and succumbed to their injuries.

Police alleged that LTTE pistol group had waylaid the bus and fired at the Policemen who were on a private visit to Batticaloa.

Cheddipalayam is located about 17 km off south of Batticaloa town.


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