Tamil Diplomat

One youth killed in Army shooting on suspected sand smuggling Tractor at Muhamalai

A youth aged 24 years was killed pathetically in Army shooting. This incident had happened at Muhamalai at around 6.15 p.m. yesterday at Mauhamalai.

Palai Police said that the youth was killed in a shooting done by Army on a Tractor suspected of smuggling sand.

4 youths were sitting in the trailer and one of them , a youth from Ketpali, Thiraviyam Ramakrishnan ( aged 24) was shot in his head and died in the shooting.

His body had been handed over to the Palai base Hospital, the Police said.

The public held a protest yesterday night protesting against the killing of the youth, blocking the A9 High way.