Village official shot dead in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Friday, 09 July 2004, 15:14 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen Friday shot dead a village officer in Kalladi Uppodai, on the southern outskirts of Batticaloa town. Mr. Kunjithamby Sivarasa 47, was killed at his home around 5.30 p.m. by two gunmen who came on motorbike, Police said. Mr. Sivarasa was the village officer for Karadiyanaaru in the LTTE controlled hinterland of the Batticaloa District.
Police said the village officer was shot at point blank range four times.
Five empty casings of 9 mm rounds were recovered from the scene of the murder, Police said.
Mr.Sivarasa left Batticaloa during the 42 day rebellion of LTTE renegade commander Mr.Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan(Karuna). He returned to the eastern town after the renegade LTTE commander fled Batticaloa, sources in Arayampathy said. However his family could not be contacted friday.