2 young men abducted, killed in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 23 January 2007, 22:08 GMT]
Eravur Police recovered bullet-riddled bodies of two Tamil young men dumped in the bushes in Savukkady, Thalavai in Batticaloa district around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.
The dead persons are identified as Selliah Janachchandran, 23, of Vipulanantha Road, Valaichchenai and Selvarajah Sriskantharajah, 24, of Trinco Road, Mankerny.
Both of them went to Batticaloa town around 9:30 a.m. Monday in order to obtain insurance for a vehicle and disappeared en route, the relatives said.
Police handed over the bodies to Eravur District hospital and conduct further investigations.
Savukkady residents alleged that the youths were shot by paramilitary personnel working with the Sri Lanka Army.
Savukkady is situated 16 km northeast of Batticaloa between Thannamunai SLA camp and Kudiyiruppu Police Post.