MP's bodyguard shot dead in Amparai

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 July 2006, 02:19 GMT]
M.I.M.Nizar, 31, the body guard of Digamadulla District Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister, Anver Ismail, of ruling United Peoples Freedom Front (UPFA) was shot dead by two unidentified men riding a motor bike near his house 8:00 p.m. Sunday night, sources in Amparai said.

Nizar was shot after an evening meeting at the MP's home in Hospital road Sammanthurai. The gunmen shot Nizar at close range and escaped.

Nizar body has been taken to Sammanturai Hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Nizar has been working for 5 years as the body guard for Anver Ismail and is a father of two children.

Sammanthurai Police is investigating into the killing, Police said.


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