Tamil youth shot dead in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 00:39 GMT]
An unidentified assailant, using a 9mm pistol, shot dead H Puyalawan, 22, and a resident of Kallady, Uppodai, Monday at 11.55 a.m at Poonochimunai Batticaloa in Kattankudy police area, sources in Batticaloa said.
Puyalavan's body was taken to the Batticaloa Hospital for post-mortem examinations, hospital sources said.
Poonochimunai is located 3 km south of Batticaloa.
Meanwhile, a young boy working in a rice mill in Ninthavur in Amparai District was kidnapped by unidentified persons on 11 August when he went outside the mill, a complaint lodged at the Ninthavur Police said.
Saravanamuththu Santhiravathanan, 16, of Sittandy in Batticaloa District joined the mill only in July, sources said.
Ninthavur Police is conducting investigations.