Youth shot dead

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 February 2000, 21:36 GMT]
A Muslim youth was shot dead by the Police at Kokutheivu in Kinniya division, 12 km. northwest of Trincomalee around 8.30 a.m.yesterday morning.

A police party lying in ambush in the area questioned some Muslim youths fishing in the lagoon. An altrication ensued between them. At one stage the victim, Jabir, retorted, "Do you think we are Tigers?". Then a police personnel fired at Jabir, according to residents of the area.

Meanwhile Sri Lanka Navy arrested two fishermen in the seas of Katpiddy in the north-west of the island on Monday, said sources.

The fishermen, S.Sinnaiah and M.Sayanthan are being questioned at the Katpiddy police station according to the officer in charge of the police station there.

 

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