Home guard shot, killed in Ea'raavoor

[TamilNet, Thursday, 03 May 2007, 02:31 GMT]
Unidentified armed men opened fire on a police jeep Wednesday around 11:15 a.m at Punnaikudaa in Ea'ravoor police division in Batticaloa district, killing a home guard who drove the jeep to the service station at first mile post.

Shajahan Fowmi, 28, of Meeraakea'ni, was identified as the home guard killed.

Fowmi had driven the jeep with a policeman to the service station located at the first mile post on Ea'raavoor Punnaikudaa road where the armed men opened fire.

Inquest into death was held at Ea'raavoor district hospital after which the body was handed over to the relatives of the victim.

Ea'raavoor is located 16 km north of Batticaloa town.


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