One youth killed, three injured in Valaichenai grenade attack

[TamilNet, Thursday, 05 January 2006, 16:42 GMT]
Mr Kunam Thanus, 22, was killed and three others seriously injured when unknown gunmen hurled a grenade and fired gunshots at the youths Thursday night at 8 p.m. near a tailor shop in Kanagaratnam Road, Valaichenai, sources from Batticaloa said.

The incident took place near Hindu collage in Valaichenai

Mathanraj, 20, Sarathkumar, 20, and Kala, 58, were identified were identified as the injured.

The injured were rushed to Valaichenai hospital and later were transfered to Batticaloa hospital, medical sources said. The body of Mr Thanus is lying in the Valaichenai hospital mortuary pending postmortem examinations.

Reason for the killing was not clear, Valaichenai police said

Valaichenai is located 32 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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