Two shot dead, one wounded in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Friday, 30 September 2005, 22:25 GMT]
Two electrical wiring workers working at Pillayar Temple in Valaichenai were shot and killed around 11:45 p.m. Friday. One person was rushed to Valaichenai hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa Hospital in critical condition, hospital sources said.

The two persons killed in the gunfire were identified as Mr. Mahadevan Umatharan, 23, a resident of Valaichenai and Mr. Thillainathan Mathivathanan, 23, a resident of Navatkudah in Batticaloa. The injured person is known as Balu.

Further details are not available at the moment.

Valaichenai police conducting investigations said the motive behind the killings is not clear.

Valaichenai is located 32 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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