Civilian beaten to death in Pottuvil
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 14:46 GMT]
Pottuvil police recovered the body of a male civilian from a well in the premises of the office of the Veterinary Surgeon of Vaddiveli Tuesday morning in Pottuvil area in Amparai district with severe bodily injuries, sources said.
The victim was identified as Kanapathypillai Mochinathan, 48, of Vaddiveli, a carpenter by profession. He left for work on Friday but failed to return home, the relatives said.
The body was brought to Pottuvil hospital and after post mortem examinations, was handed over to the relatives.
The motive for the killing is not known, police said.
Pottuvil is located 50 km south east of Amparai.