Watchman shot dead

Place: Batticaloa | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19980728

Poopalapillai Somanathar (37) a watchman at the Kiran cooperative society office at Kiran, 34 km south of Batticaloa, was shot dead by the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), on Monday around 8:30 p.m., said sources in Batticaloa.

His body was handed to the Valaichenai Hospital on Tuesday for the inquest. The body was then given to the family.

Mr. Somanathar was shot when he stepped out the cooperative society office premises to a boutique, which stands almost opposite the gate, said sources.