Tamil youth shot dead in Sirukandal, Mannar

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 July 2006, 16:24 GMT]
Unidentified men Saturday morning attacked a group of soldiers of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Sirukandal village in Murunkan division in Mannar district. Markandu Parathanathan from Thumpalai, Point-Pedro was killed when SLA retaliated, security sources said.

Parathanathan was identified by his National Identity Card found in his clothing, sources.

Mannar Additional Magistrate Mr.T.J.Pirapaharan Saturday evening inspected the body of the youth in the Mannar general hospital and ordered the Medical Superintendent to hold the post-mortem examination.

The Additional Magistrate put off the inquest for July 12, legal sources said.

SLA soldiers said they recovered a hand grenade and remote control equipment in the possession of the dead youth, sources said.


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