Police fired live bullets on Nelliady picketers

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 December 2002, 18:35 GMT]
Medical sources in the northern Jaffna town said Tuesday evening that Police had fired on the anti-EPDP picketers with live bullets and not with rubber bullets as earlier stated. On Tuesday night three of the eight seriously wounded traders were admitted to the Jaffna teaching hospital with gunshot wounds, the sources said.

"Most of the injured persons received gunshot wounds caused by live bullets in the Nelliayadi attack," a medical officer told TamilNet.

One of the three admitted at the Jaffna teaching hospital Kanthar Balakrishnan is said to be in very critical condition, the sources said.

Meanwhile Mr.V.Thavachelvan, journalist after surgery was transferred to Manthikai hospital . He sustained injuries on his face in the grenade attack. He is reported to be out of danger, medical sources said.


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