Individual dead while attempting to cut a mortar shell

An individual from Parantan Police Division in Kilinochchi has died due to an explosion occurred while attempting to cut into a mortar shell found in a deserted area with a grinder.

Police said the individual’s younger brother, who was present at the scene was injured and had been hospitalised.

Speaking to media, Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said Police found several old mortar shells during a search of the house.

SSP Thalduwa said the deceased was identified as Shivalingam Yuvraj (25) resident of Umayalpuram, Parantan. His brother Shivalingam Nilaksan (15) has been admitted to the Kilinochchi hospital with injuries.

The Police Media Spokesman said further investigations will be carried out by the Kilinochchi Police.

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