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Paramilitary campaigner shot dead in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 September 2008, 05:12 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen on motorcycle shot and killed Monday around 8:50 p.m a 40-year-old campaigner of the TMVP paramilitary-cum-political party in front of Thirukkoayil hospital in Ampaa’rai district. The TMVP instructed Tamil shop owners to close down their shops and imposed a shut-down in Chammanthu'rai, Akkaraippattu, Thirukkoayil and kalmunai areas.

The killed man, who was the main campaigner of the TMVP in Ampaa'rai district, was identified as Vairamuthu Paramananthan, a resident of 3rd Cross Street in Thirukkoayil.

Paramananthan succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.

Thirukkoayil police are investigating into the killing.


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