Policeman shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 14:31 GMT]
An unidentified young man shot dead a policeman attached to Palameenmadu police station at Kurukalmadam in Kalavanchikudi police division in Batticaloa district Monday around 6:05 p.m, Kalavanchikudi police said. The assailant had followed the policeman and shot him while he was waiting for bus to report for duty, the police added.

The victim was identified as S. Chandrakumar, 34, a father of two children. He had come home on two day's leave to see his child suffering from fever, his relatives said.

Kalavanchikudi police recovered the body and brought it to Kalavanchikudi hospital for inquest into the death.

Chandrakumar's dead body was handed over to his relatives on Tuesday morning.

Kurrukalmadam is located 17 km south east of Batticaloa town.


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