Tamil student shot dead in Muttur town

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 May 2006, 06:33 GMT]
Seventeen-year-old student Balakumar was shot dead Friday morning around 8.45 a.m. along the Church Road in Muttur town by unidentified persons who came on pedal cycles. Another Tamil student seriously injured in the attack is now warded in the Muttur hospital. The deceased student has been studying in a school in Trincomalee town and had gone home in Muttur for weekend vacation, Police sources said.

This was the second Tamil youth shot dead in Muttur town within thirty-six hours, Police said.

On Thursday morning Mr.Surendran alias Surya, (22) owner of a hairdressing saloon was shot dead by unidentified armed persons who came on a motor bicycle. He died on the spot inside his saloon with injuries on his head and chest. The saloon is located about one hundred yards away from the Kaddaiparichchan army camp in the government-controlled territory, police sources said.

Both killings had taken place in the government-controlled area in Muttur town, sources said.

 

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