Trader shot dead in Chankaanai, Jaffna
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 03:07 GMT]
Unknown gunmen shot dead a 30-year old trader using a pistol near Chankaanai market in Valikaamam Jaffna at 6:30 a.m, source in Jaffna said. The killers escaped in a motorbike after shooting at the victim.
Thiagarajah Vimalarajah, who is from Chunnaakam area in Valikaamam, was at the Chankaanai Common Market as part of his daily trading activities when he was shot. Vimalarajah died on the spot, according to witnesses.
Mallaakam Magistrate conducted inquiries at the scene of the killing and directed the Police to transfer the body to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations.