Mannar Army sergeant shot dead by fellow soldier

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 December 2005, 14:41 GMT]
Sergeant Kappukotowa of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stationed in the Parapaankandal camp in the Mannar district was shot dead Sunday morning at about 8.30 a.m by a fellow soldier, security sources said. Personal enmity between the two was speculated to be the motivation behind the killing. The incident took place inside the camp, Police sources said.

Mr.A.S.Johnthasan, acting Mannar Magistrate visited the scene of the crime and conducted the inquest proceedings.

The acting magistrate ordered the Murunkan Police to produce the suspected soldier in court. The acting Magistrate further ordered the Murunkan Police to hand over the body of the dead army officer to his relatives after postmortem examination.

The body is now lying in the Mannar General Hospital, sources said.

 

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