Gunmen hijack auto-rickshaw in Valaichenai, driver shot, wounded
[TamilNet, Sunday, 02 July 2006, 12:28 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen hijacked a three-wheeler Sunday around 12:30 p.m. near Valaichenai Railway station, 28 km north of Batticaloa town, Police said. The driver of the vehicle, shot and wounded by the gunmen, was rushed to Valaichenai hospital and transferred to Batticaloa hospital for further treatment, medical sources said.
The auto-rickshaw driver, Krishnapillai Karunaharan, 28, a resident of Puthukudiyiruppu in Valaichenai, is from Kathiraveli in Vaharai.
A carpenter by profession, Karunaharan rides auto-rickshaw as a part time job.
Valaichenai Police is conducting investigations into the incident.