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One killed, another injured in Jaffna shootings

[TamilNet, Friday, 05 January 2007, 12:47 GMT]
Gunmen riding a motorbike shot and killed a 27-year old man in Adiyapatham Road in Kokuvil at 7:45 a.m. Friday. A group known as Ellalan Padai has claimed responsibility for the killing. In the same incident, another youth who was standing by the street was injured, sources in Jaffna said.

Navaratnam Manoraj from Manipay was identified as the victim in the Kokuvil shooting. Ellalan padai accused Manoraj of being involved in anti-social activities.

His body has been transferred to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations,

The injured youth was identified as R. Maheswaran, 26, from Raja Veethy Kopay. He has been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for urgent surgery.

Meanwhile, Vathiry Thiravyam Satkunan, 30, who was shot and injured in Vathiry Karaveddy Thursday and admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, died in the Jaffna Hospital Friday. Unknown gunmen had gone to Satkunan's house Thursday and had shot him in the head after calling him to come out of his house.

 

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