Gunmen shoot, rob jeweler in Chavakachcheri

[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 February 2004, 14:25 GMT]
Masked gunmen in military fatigues shot and wounded a jeweler in Chavakachcheri Saturday morning. A boy who was on the road at the time was also injured in the firing. Police said the gunmen had robbed the wounded jeweler of a bag of gold jewels he was carrying. The incident took place on Dutch Road in Chavakachcheri, a town heavily garrisoned by the Sri Lankan armed forces in Jaffna. The gunmen got away, Police said.

The wounded jeweler was identified as Mr. Shanmugam Ratheeshkumar, 28 and the wounded boy as Sathiyaseelan Thuvarahan, 15. Both men were seriously wounded and were rushed to hospital, Police said.

 

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