Youth shot dead in Polannaruwa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 July 2005, 14:51 GMT]
An unidentified gunman, believed to be a paramilitary cadre of Karuna Group, shot and killed a Tamil youth Mr. Nazar Mahalingam, 29, Monday night around 9.30 PM at Muslim Colony in Polannaruwa. The victim was a Muslim convert and had moved from Nelukkulam in Vavuniya to Muslim Colony recently, Police said.

Polannaruwa Police conducting investigations suspected that the victim was an ex-LTTE member.

The gunman who had come to the residence of Mr Nazar, asked the victim to come out of the house, shot him with a T-56 rifle and fled from the scene, sources said.


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