Civilian shot dead, another seriously injured in Thenmaradchi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 December 2006, 10:41 GMT]
Two unidentified armed men following on a motor cycle opened fire on two civilians riding a motor bicycle along Kachai Road at Kodikamam in Thenmaradchi Saturday around 3:00 p.m, killing one on the spot and seriously injuring the other, sources from Kodikamam said. The seriously injured man was rushed to Jaffna Teaching hospital and the dead body of the victim is kept at the hospital morgue.

The dead man was identified as Sinnathamby Ketheeswaran, 34, from Thavasikulam in Kodikamam.

The injured man, Nallathamby Rajathurai, 63, who is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital is a relative of the dead Ketheeswaran.

Kachai Road, along which the shooting took place, is situated within Thenmaradchi area where Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers are always present.

 

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