One youth shot dead, two injured in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 July 2006, 15:56 GMT]
Unidentified men shot dead a youth and injured another Friday morning around 7.15 a.m. along Sivan Kovil Road at Sinna Urnai Gandhi Village in Batticaloa police division, sources in Batticaloa said. The suspects came in a three-wheeler and chased these two youths and shot at them. The injured had fled from the area, sources added.

The youth killed was alleged to be a supporter of the LTTE and attackers are suspected to be of Karuna paramilitary group, according to sources. The body of the youth is in the mortuary of Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for identification.

Sinna Urnai is located about 2 km off northeast of Batticaloa town, sources said.

Meanwhile, another youth Gunasingham Puvanendran (19) of Palameenmadhu was shot and injured Friday morning around 6.45 a.m. near the Palameenmadhu cemetery by unidentified persons. He has been admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

He was shot when he was cycling to see his friend, civil sources said.

Pistol was used in both incidents, police sources said.


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