Mystery killings in Vavuniya
[TamilNet, Sunday, 04 January 2004, 18:24 GMT]
Two youth were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in two separate incidents in Vavuniya Sunday.
One of them, identified as Mr. Balasubramaniam Ajanthan, 25, by his wife, was shot dead around 11.15 a.m. in Pattakaadu, an outer suburb of the northern border town. The victim was from Alavetty in Jaffna, according to his wife. Three spent 9 m.m pistol cartridges were found near his body, Police said.
The second was shot dead while he was driving an auto rickshaw in Pandaarikulam in Vavuniya town around 7.30 p.m. Sunday. Police said the victim had no personal identification papers on him.
"He was wearing a pair of military camouflage shorts under his clothes", Sri Lankan Police said.
The district judge Mr. Manickawasagam Ilencheliyan, visited the scenes of the killings.