Three Singhalese men shot dead in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Sunday, 15 October 2006, 06:40 GMT]
Three Singhalese men were shot dead at Kanthapuram, about 8 km. from Vavuniya, around 9 a.m., Sunday. They were travelling in a car with two other Muslim men when their vehicle was stopped by unidentified persons, who allowed the Muslim men to leave the area and killed the three, according to the Police in Vavuniya. Eight people have been shot dead in Vavuniya during the past three days.

The bodies were recovered with their hands tied behind and faces covered with their clothes at the site where two men were shot dead on Thursday, the police said.

The Muslim men who surrendered to police will be inquired later on Sunday. Vavuniya Police IOC said the motive behind the killings were not known.

The victims are yet to be identified, he added.


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