Tamil youth shot dead in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 August 2006, 07:56 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Tamil youth Saturday morning around 7 a.m at Ellapar Maruthankulam in Vavuniya police division, police sources said. The dead youth was identified as Karuneeswaran Kandeepan, 23, from Asikulam area in Vavuniya.

Kandeepan was riding a bicycle towards his house in Asikulam when he was killed.

Residents of the area took him to Vavuniya hospital around 9.50 a.m. where he was pronounced dead. The Vavuniya Police did not arrive at the scene of crime though residents reported the shooting immediately, civil sources said.

Vavuniya Police said that a local dispute over a playground in the area may have been the cause of the killing, sources said.


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