Ex-EPDP member shot dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 June 2003, 10:50 GMT]
Nadesan Sutharsan (24) and ex-member of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) was shot dead by unknown gunmen at 11am Friday in Akkaraipattu, Batticaloa district, security sources said.

Sutharsan from Akkaraipattu 1st division returned from Colombo to visit his family and was on his way home after getting provisions from a nearby shop when he was gunned down in front of Ramakrishna Mission School Road, sources added.

Witnesses said that two youths were following Sutharsan who was riding in bicycle and escaped after shooting him at point blank range.

His body was taken to Akkaraipattu hospital and has been given to his relatives after postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Alaiyadi Vembu Pradeshiya sabha member and Amparai district organizer for EPDP, Reveendran Kamalan said that Sutharan had worked in the political section of the EPDP, that Sutharsan worked hard for his party during the election periods, and that Liberation Tigers were responsible for Sutharsan's death.

LTTE denied involvement in the killing.


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