Hindu Temple Trustee shot dead in Kalmunai

[TamilNet, Thursday, 23 November 2006, 19:18 GMT]
A President of a Hindu Temple Trustee board from Periyaneelavanai in the Maruthamunai Police division in Amparai district was shot dead by unidentified gunmen around 8:30 pm Thursday, civil sources said.

The victim, S. Rubesh, the President of the Periyaneelavanai Sri Vishnu Kovil Trustee Board was at his home in Periyaneelavanai when two unidentified gunmen came in a motorbike to his house, called him by name, shot him dead at point blank range, and escaped, relatives said.

The motives behind the killing is not known. Maruthamunai Police is conducting the investigation.

Periyaneelavanai, a boarder village, located along the Batticaloa ­ Kalmunai road near Maruthamunai, a Muslim village, is 33 km south of Batticaloa and 5 km north of Kalmunai.


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