2ND LEAD (Correction)

Two civilians shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 10:39 GMT]
Four unidentified armed men shot dead a woman and a young man Tuesday around 1:00 a.m. in a house at Kovilkudirruppu in Vaharai police division in Batticaloa district, police said. The armed men who had come to abduct the young man and had shot dead the two when the victims had argued with them, the police added.

The victims were identified as Ms. Muthaia Sivamany, 58, and Muthaia Baskaran, 27, a farmer by profession.

Further details are not available at present.

Kovilkudirruppu is located 49 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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