Family man shot dead in Eravur
[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 September 2006, 09:54 GMT]
Gunmen shot a vehicle driver in front of his house in Morakkoddanchenai, Friday around 6:45 p.m., Eravur Police said. The victim, Thavarajah Thavesarajah, 25, a father of two, succumbed to his wounds in Batticaloa hospital, Friday midnight, medical sources said. He was an employed driver at an American Mission training facility located in Urany near Batticaloa town.
The victim was talking to his wife outside his house in Thevapuram village in Morakkoddanchenai, 21 km northwest of Batticaloa, when the gunmen with T-56 automatic rifle appeared in front of the house, villagers said.
The motive behind the killing is not known, according to Eravur Police.
The victim was admitted at Batticaloa hospital around 8:00 p.m.