Civilan shot dead in Eravur

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 January 2006, 10:46 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen, riding in a white van, shot and killed an owner of an electric workshop at Vantharumoolai, 5 km northwest of Eravur, Police said. The shop owner was at his workshop located on Batticaloa - Valaichenai main road when the gunmen shot and killed the victim with a T-56 rifle around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The victim, Veerasingham Prapaharan, 35, was a supporter of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to civilian sources.

The gunmen fled the site in their van on the main road, civilian sources added.

Veerasingham's shop is located in a tight security area of the Sri Lanka Army and the Police.

 

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