EPDP member shot dead in Vaazhaicheanai
[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 September 2007, 11:20 GMT]
Unidentified armed men riding in a three-wheeler shot dead Thursday around 11:30 a.m, a member of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), selling 'Thinamurasu' Tamil daily in front of a studio on Vaazhaicheanai Main Street, spraying bullets with a T56 type gun, Vaazhaicheanai police said.
The victim was identified as Velauthampillai Illayarajah, a staff in Vaazhaicheanai EPDP office. His was originally from Vinaayakapuram, Pa'ndimadu in Vaazhaicheanai police division in Batticaloa district.
Illayarajah was selling the Tamil daily from Thursday morning in front of the photo studio located between the Public Market and the Post Office on Vaazhaicheanai Main Street when the killers shot him dead.
Eye witnesses to the shooting said the killers were Karuna group members.
The body has been handed over to Vaazhaicheanai hospital for autopsy to be held.
Vaazhaicheanai police are investigating into the killing.