Man injured in gun fire in Eravur

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 June 2006, 17:34 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen lobbed a hand grenade on a shop owner and when it failed to explode opened fire accidentally injuring a 48 year old man Wednesday night around 8 p.m at Thalavai in Eravur police division in Batticaloa, said Eravur police.

Kanesan Navaratnam the shop owner escaped injuries while Nahappan Parthipan who happened to be near by was injured and rushed to the Eravur hospital, sources said.

Shop owner Kanesan had several times before refused extortion demands, and local residents said that the attack is linked these demands.

Eravur police is conducting further investigations.


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