PLOTE cadre shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 June 2006, 09:35 GMT]
A Senior member of Peoples Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) was shot dead by unknown gunmen in front of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, in the bicycle park located at Hospital Road Jaffna, at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, sources in Jaffna said. Mohammed Bazeer, 42, with nom de guerre "Simon," was originally from White Sand area of Trincomallee joined PLOTE ten years ago and has been working in Jaffna district, sources said.

Bazeer, a father of two children, died on the spot, sources said.

His body has been taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations.

The cycle park is operated by PLOTE. In January this year another PLOTE cadre, Kennedy, was shot and injured at the same location and later in April Kennedy was shot dead in Navanthurai.


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