Army driver remanded in Kodikamam fatal accident

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 November 2004, 17:17 GMT]
Mr.M.Kandasamy, acting Chavakachcheri Magistrate Sunday night remanded Mr.Mudiansalage Wijeyasiri, bowzer driver of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), till November 17, when the driver was produced by the Kodikamam police in connection with the death of Hindu priest Mr.Varatharajakurukkal Harihara Sarma on Sunday morning in a road accident, legal sources said.

The army bowzer knocked down the priest when he was riding his motorbike from Kodikamam to Nallur, police said.

Meanwhile, the body of the priest was handed over to his parents after the inquest into his death held at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Monday.

His body was buried later, sources said.

Normalcy returned to Kodikamam area after a day of tension following the death of the Hindu priest.

Security was tightened at the site where the fatal accident took place. Traffic through A 9 highway came to normal Monday, sources said.

 

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