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Accidental gun fire kills Policeman in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 January 2008, 14:44 GMT]
A police constable on duty in Ma'ndapaththadi, Vavu'natheevu in Batticaloa district died Saturday arond 6:00 p.m. when the gun belonging to a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) colleague on duty accidentally went off, police said.

The deceased policeman has been identified as M.Dinesh, 38, of Polannaruwa.

The body of the victim was transported to Polannaruwa and after post mortem investigation was handed over to his relatives.

Vavu'natheevu is located 5 km north of Batticaloa.


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