Trader killed, youth injured in a shooting in Eravur
[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 April 2007, 08:19 GMT]
Unidentified masked armed men opened fire with a T56 rifle, killing a trader and seriously injuring a youth, Wednesday around 9:45 p.m at the trader's house in Eravur police division in Batticaloa district, Eravur police said. The injured youth was rushed to Eravur hospital first and then transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital for further treatment.
The trader killed was identified as A. K. Aslam, 28, a father of two children and a resident of Kalaimagal Vidyalayam road at Kudiyirrupu in Eravur. The wounded was identified as Jahnkir, 18.
The masked killers, disconnected the electricity supply to Aslam's house and entered the house where they locked up the rest of the family in a room before opening fire on the victims, the police said.
The motive of the killing is not known, Eravur police said.
Aslam's body is kept at Eravur hospital for inquest into death to be held.
Eravur police are investigating into the killing.
Eravur is located 12 km north of Batticaloa town.