Differing claims over dead man

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 02 September 1998, 20:17 GMT]
Sri Lankan Police in Chunnakam handed over to the Jaffna hospital this afternoon the body of an old man identified as Kandaiah Thambaiah who it claimed was killed in the crossfire of a clash between the SLA and the Tigers this morning in Punnalaikkattuwan.

The SLA 's Jaffna HQ in Palaly, however, said that the man was wounded when the army opened fire on him during curfew hours last night for failing to respond to an order to halt. Some bottles of illicit brew were found on his person the SLA said.

He had later succumbed to his injuries at the Palaly army hospital according to the Jaffna security forces HQ.


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