Civilian injured in STF gun mishap in Karativu, Amparai

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 October 2006, 14:05 GMT]
A civilian was seriously injured when a Special Task Force (STF) trooper's gun accidentally went off at the Karativu junction Monday around 1:30 p.m. when the STF was engaged in street security operation on Akkaraipattu-Kalmunai road at Karaitivu in Amparai district. The injured man was first rushed to Kalmunai Ashrof Memorial hospital and then transferred to Kalmunai Base hospital.

A. L. Prithavus, 49, was rushed to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital when his condition deteriorated, hospital sources said.

Prithavus is from 21st Kurichchi in Ninthavur and is a father of 4 children. He was returning home from Kalmunai on his motor cycle and was checked at the Karaitivu junction. The STF trooper's gun accidentally went off as Prithavus was about resume journey wounding him seriously, said Karaitivu sources.

Karativu is located 40 k.m south of Batticaloa town.


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