Missing Tamil youth found shot dead in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Monday, 24 November 2008, 15:49 GMT]
The blind folded body of a youth with hands tied, recovered on the bund of Pa'ndaarikulam in Vavuniyaa Sunday morning with gunshot injuries, was identified as of Kumaraswamy Kugathasan, 22, of Paranthan in Ki'linochchi district. The youth went missing since November 13, according to complaints lodged with the Vavuniyaa police by his relatives.

Kugathasan came to Vavuniyaa from Paranthan to go abroad and had been residing with his uncle in the latter's house located in Vairavap-pu'liyangku'lam in Vavuniyaa for the last four months.

He was working the shop run by his uncle till he gets clearance to go abroad, according to inquiry conducted by the Vavuniyaa police.

He was taken to Pa'ndaarik-ku'lam by unidentified persons Saturday night, and was shot dead later, sources said.

His body was handed over to the Vavuniyaa general hospital for postmortem examination and magisterial inquest.

 

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