Chennai: A top Army official today expressed
grief over the shooting down of a 13 year-old boy inside the
Army premises here on July 3 following which a former Lt.
Colonel was arrested.
"Lieutenant General A K Singh, General Officer
Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command expressed his profound
grief at the tragic death of Dilshan. He lauded the joint
effort of the Army and Police in solving the case in such a
short time and arresting the culprit responsible for this
heinous crime," a Defence release said.
Singh, who visited Chennai today, reviewed the operational
readiness and administrative functioning of Headquarters
Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala Area, a Defence
release here said.
Dilshan, living near the army residential quarters, was
shot dead when he trespassed into the area and tried to pluck
fruits on July 3. The CB-CID team that cracked the case had
arrested former Lt Col Kandasamy Ramaraj on July 10.
The release said Lieutenant General R K Swamy, Chief of
Staff, Southern Command also reviewed the operational
readiness and administrative functioning.