Youth shot, aid worker arrested

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 November 1999, 01:28 GMT]
A youth was shot dead by the Sri lankan police in Eravur in the Batticaloa district Monday evening. The police handed over his body to the Eravur hospital at around 8.30 pm said sources.

The police claimed that the youth was clad in military fatigues and they recovered a grenade from him. The youth has not been identified yet.

Meanwhile police in Akkaraipattu arrested on Sunday, S.Senthurrajah, the coordinator of a local welfare organisation, in connection with the attack on a police post at Sakamam road on Saturday.

The police claimed that he had assisted the Liberation Tigers who attacked the police post.

He has been remanded till Friday. The police said he is being interrogated.

 

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