Civilian shot dead in Amparai
[TamilNet, Friday, 08 December 2006, 16:19 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen called out a mason out of his house and shot at him with a T56 gun Thursday around 8:15 p.m at Sinnakulam in Alalayadivembu area in Akkaraipattu police division in Ampara, Akkaripattu police said. The seriously injured victim was rushed to Akkaraipattu District hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The victim was identified as Sellathurai Navaratnam, 23, of Veeramahakali Temple road in Sinnakulam and a father of two children.
Navaratnam was at home with his wife and children after dinner when the gunmen called him out and shot him at close range, the police said.
After post mortem examination and prelimilinary enquiries his body was handed over to the relatives.
The motive for the killing is not known. Police have commenced enquiries.
Motive of the killing is not known, said Akkaraipattu police who are investigating into the case.
Akkaraipattu is located 7 km south east of Amparai