Tamil youth shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 June 2008, 14:40 GMT]
A Tamil youth was shot dead during a joint cordon and search operation conducted Saturday morning 7:00 a.m. in Ka'luvaangkea'ni area within Ea’raavoor Police division in Batticaloa district by Special Task Force (STF) troopers of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and paramilitary operatives of Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP).

The search operation was concentrated along school lane, Ka'luvaangkea'ni -1.

The victim has been identified as Thangavel Thangeswaran, 23.

STF troops claimed that he had two hand grenades in his possession.

The victim’s body was taken to Ea’ravoor hospital and after post mortem examination was handed over to the relatives.


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