Two Tamil traders shot dead in Muttur

[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 October 2003, 06:36 GMT]
Two Tamil traders were shot dead by unidentified persons near Iruthaiayapuram in Muttur division, south of Trincomalee, Wednesday night. The police have launched search for the missing third Tamil person who had accompanied the two, police said.

Police suspect some Muslim elements are behind these killings.

The victims were residents of Raalkuli Tamil village, which is in the LTTE controlled area.

They were shot dead while returning from government-controlled area to Raalkuli after their businesses activities, police said.

Meanwhile more police and the army have been deployed in the Muttur, sources said.


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