STF shoots dead Tamil youth in Ka値uvaagnchchikudi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 January 2008, 14:51 GMT]
Sri Lanka Task Force (STF) commandos shot and killed a Tamil youth Saturday night on Ka値uthaava値ai beach, Ka値uvaagnchchikudi police said. The police claimed that the youth was a member of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and STF commandos fired at him when he tried to lodge a hand grenade on an STF road patrol unit.

The victim was identified as Selvanayagam Arulnathan, 25.

STF claimed they recovered a hand grenade from the youth.

Arulnathan痴 body is kept in Ka値uvaangchchikudi hospital.

No one has claimed the body until Sunday evening.

Ka値uvaangchchikudi police are conducting investigation into the killing.

The youth may be from Ka値uthaava値ai area, or arrested and brought to Ka値uthaava値ai, local residents said.

Ka値uthaava値ai is located south of Batticaloa town.


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