SLA soldiers shoot dead civilian in Mannar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 January 2007, 06:43 GMT]
A young man who went to purchase panadol tablets for a sick child in his neighbourhood Tuesday at 1:15 a.m. was killed by Sri Lanka Army soldiers who opened fire on him, killing him on the spot and seriously wounding another man, while the victims were returning from a local shop 200 meters away with the medicine. The incident has taken place at Aththikuly village in Nanaddan DS division, 22 km southeast of Mannar town.

The vicitm, Yogarajah Nixon, 23, with a torch light in his hand, was killed on the spot.

An empty magazine of an automatic rifle, the torch light and a packet of panadol tablets were lying in the paddy field beside the dead body, riddled with a magazine full of bullets.

Murugaiah, 34, with three gunshot wounds managed to escape and notified Nixon's father.

The troopers also fired at Nixon's father when he tried to approach the site of the killing.

 

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