Muslim man shot dead, one wounded in Eravur

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 December 2005, 02:43 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Mr. S. Samsudeen, 53, a Muslim civilian employed as watcher at a timber shop in Punnaikudah, 5 km northeast of Eravur town Thursday midnight. Another Muslim civilian, Mr. Mohammed Asanar, 55, who was sleeping inside his restaurant, located close to the timber shop, was shot and wounded by the gunmen who came in a van, Eravur Police said. Punnaikudah is a border area between Tamil and Muslim villages.

The wounded person, Mohammed Asanar, was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital.

Punnaikudah, a border area between Muslim and Tamil villages, is located 3 km east of Palacholai where suspected paramilitaries shot and killed two sisters of a renegade Karuna Group paramilitary cadre Wednesday night.

 

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