Youth shot at Valaichenai Church

[TamilNet, Friday, 12 May 2006, 17:06 GMT]
Two motorbike riding gunmen shot and wounded a 25-year-old youth at the entrance of Valaichenai Church Friday at 7:00 p.m., Police said.

Arulchelvam Arulraj, 25, from Astamam Road, Kiran, shot while walking into the Church, was rushed to Valaichenai hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa hospital.

Arularaj, serving as warden in charge of boys at the Methodist Church for the last two years was shot at in front of the church while bringing food from a nearby food stall, said Rev. S. Sathees, the priest at the Methodist church.

The gunmen, who shot the victim with AK-47 type automatic, fled from the scene in their motorbike.

Valaichenai police are investigating into this shooting which took place 32 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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