Youth shot dead in Amparai
[TamilNet, Monday, 26 February 2007, 08:24 GMT]
Unidentified armed men following a youth riding his bicycle to purchase goods shot him dead Sunday around 8:00 p.m at Veeramunai in Sammanthurai police division in Amparai district. Sammanthurai police recovered the dead body Monday morning and handed it over to Sammanthurai hospital for inquest into death.
The victim was identified as S. Sathiyaseelan, 24, a daily wage earner of Veeramunai 01.
Sathiyaseelan's brother is a cadre of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the killers may have interrogated him about his brother and then shot him dead, residents of Veeramunai said.
Veeramunai is situated 40 km southeast of Batticaloa town.