2 civilians shot dead inside Point-Pedro HSZ

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 September 2007, 18:08 GMT]
An eatery owner and a Saiva priest were shot dead by unknown gunmen inside the High Security Zone (HSZ) in Point Pedro early morning Sunday, sources in Point Pedro said. The killlings took place within 10 minutes of each other in an area with heavy Sri Lanka Army (SLA) presence have shocked the local residents, civil society sources said.

Kulendramohan Suthaharan, 27, a father of three children was on his way to open his small eatery along Sivan Koayil Road in Point Pedro when unknown gunmen shot him dead in point blank range at 6:10 a.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, Balasubramaniam Luxmana Iyer, 31, a chaiva priest, was asked to come out of his house in Thumpalai Point Pedro at 7:00 a.m. by unknown gunmen, who shot the priest when he came out to meet them, priest's relatives said.

 

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