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Two Muttur Muslim traders shot dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 July 2004, 04:01 GMT]
Two traders in Muttur division in Trincomalee were shot Friday night around 8.30 p.m in the Sri Lanka government controlled area by unidentified gunmen. One died on the spot and the other succumbed to gunshot injuries in the Muttur district hospital later on admission, Muttur Police said.

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Initial investigation revealed that both traders were Muslims and were shot when they were returning after their day business. The killed were later identified as Pakiarajah Sadeek (35) and Thahir Fahim (28).

This incident took place in the government controlled Shafie Nagar village in Muttur division, police said.

Muttur Police have strengthened the security of Muttur division following this incident and launched full-scale inquiry into the murders, security sources said.

 

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