Teacher shot dead in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Monday, 15 January 2007, 21:31 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a teacher in Thuraineeelavanai in Kaluwanchikkudy Police division in Batticaloa district around 11:00 a.m. Monday, sources in Batticaloa said.
The gunmen shot Saththiyamoorthy Keerththivarman, 31, of Seenaikkudiyiruppu in Amparai district, at point blank range along the road when he was visiting his mother for the Thai-pongal festival, according to sources.
Kalmunai Police transferred his body to Kalmunai Base hospital for autopsy, and is conducting further investigation.
Thuraineelavanai, a predominant Tamil village in the Batticaloa- Amparai border, is located 35 km south of Batticaloa.