Retired technical officer shot dead in Thunnalai
[TamilNet, Saturday, 21 January 2006, 20:51 GMT]
A retired technical officer in Thamaraikulam area Thunnalai Karaveddy was shot to death inside his home by unknown gunmen at 10.50 p.m. Saturday, sources in Jaffna said.
Gunmen who first asked Ilaiathamby Radakrishnan, 61, to come outside his home, and when he refused, forced themselves inside the house, shot him with a hand pistol at close range and escaped, sources said.
Thunnalai residents said that Mr Radakrishnan had recently retired from his post as a technical officer at the Jaffna office of the District Government and has been working on contract positions in Liberation Tigers controlled areas.
The body is still lying inside the house and Nelliyadi police is yet to reach the scene of the incident.
Civil society sources said that this is the third shooting death of a civilian in Jaffna district within the last 24 hours.