2 Tamil civilians shot dead in Batticaloa district
[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 February 2009, 11:43 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two Tamil civilians Wednesday night in two separate shootings. A family man was gunned down around 8:30 p.m in Vellaave’li police division while a farmer was shot and killed in Vavu’natheevu police division Wednesday night, in Batticaloa district, according to police sources.
The family man shot and killed was identified as Parasuraman David, a resident of Ma’ndu Thampalavaththai in Vellaave’li police division.
The armed men took away David from his home and killed him.
In the second shooting the gunmen shot and killed the farmer when he tried to escape from them, the police said.
The body of the family man is kept in Ka’luvaanchchikkudi hospital and the body of the farmer remains unidentified in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.