Police shoots dead Tamil youth in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 February 2009, 12:27 GMT]
A Tamil youth who was arrested in a cordon and search operation conducted by the Sri Lanka police was shot dead Sunday while the arrestee was being taken in manacled position in a police jeep along Dam Street in Colombo to a venue for further investigation, said Senior Superintendent of Police Ranjit Gunasekara, police media spokesperson.

The spokesperson added the police were forced to shoot him when the victim attempted to squeeze the neck of the police official who was at the wheel of the jeep.

Gunasekara refused to divulge the name of the victim and other details.


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