Karuna associate shot dead in Akkaraipattu court
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 05:52 GMT]
An associate of the renegade LTTE commander Karuna was shot dead inside courts in Akkaraipattu, 64 kilometres south of Batticaloa, Tuesday around 10.40 a.m. An Unidentified gunman shot the man, identified as Mr. Perinpam Jeyakumar, when his name was called in courts to appear before the judge. Special Task Force (STF) arrested Mr. Jeyakumar with a grenade and a pistol on 19 May while he was traveling with a colleague from Akkaraipattu to Kalmunai. A jailer and courts worker were injured in the shoot out.
The gunman who killed Jeyakumar in the Akkaraipattu courts got away, Police said. A 9 mm pistol was used in the killing, Police said.
Mr.Saravanamuthu Santhakumar who was arrested with Mr. Jeyakumar was killed in the Batticaloa prison last month when an inmate shot dead 'Satchi Master', a close associate of renegade commander Karuna.