Thirukkovil Divisional Secretary shot dead

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 April 2005, 16:17 GMT]
Divisional Secretary for Thirukkovil, Mr. A. K Thavarajah, was shot dead Friday night around 6.45 p.m. He was riding a motorbike near the Special Task Force camp in Thirukkovil when a gunman opened fire on him, residents said. He was shot four times at close range, according to Police in Thirukkovil, 76 kilometres south of Batticaloa. Mr. Thavarajah figured in a controversy recently over a portrait of the LTTE leader which was hung in his office.

Mr. Thavarajah was going to his residence after closing his office when the gunman riding a motorbike with an accomplice shot him close to the Thirukkovil STF camp.

He was shot dead with a 9 mm pistol, according to Mr. A. Kariappar, Officer in Charge of Thirukkovil Police who is investigating the murder of the Sri Lankan government official.

Mr. Thavarajah is from Cheddipalayam, 15 kilometres south of Batticaloa. He was settled in Kalmunai.

 

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