Valaichenai teacher succumbs to gunshot injuries

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 June 2006, 09:34 GMT]
Yogaraj Satheeswaran 25, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Batticaloa Teaching hospital on being shot and seriously injured by unknown men on Tuesday the 6th of June succumbed to his wounds Wednesday evening, Valaichenai sources said.

Satheeswaran, a teacher engaged in educating school drop outs project of UNICEF in the Oorikadu Government Tamil Mixed School in Vaharai, travels to his work from Valaichenai. He was forced out of the bus he was travelling in with his sister and was shot with a pistol on Tuesday.

Goods worth 60.000 rupees and 45.000 rupees in cash and a hand phone, he had in his possession were robbed by the gunmen, sources said.

The deceased, a resident of Kathiraveli in Vaharai, is also engaged in part-time business, his relatives said.

Paramilitaries operating with the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) are suspected of killing Satheeswaran, Vaharai residents said.

 

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