Police shoot dead family man in Vellaavea値i

[TamilNet, Monday, 23 June 2008, 09:36 GMT]
Vellaavea値i police in Batticaloa district shot and killed a Tamil family man Monday around 2:30 a.m. when he tried to escape from custody at Vangkaal area in Vellaavea値i, the police said. The man was arrested by the police last month, and was being taken to identify other suspects, when he tried to escape, the police further said.

The killed police detainee was identified as Sinnathamby Lingeswaran, 31.

Police arrested Lingeswaran for alleged involvement in several criminal activities last month in Vellavea'li area, and discovered weapons in his possession, the police said.

Lingeswaran died on the spot, the police said.

Lingeswaran痴 body has been transferred to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.


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