Youth shot in Valaichenai after bungled abduction attempt

[TamilNet, Saturday, 26 November 2005, 12:02 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen riding in a white van in Valaichenai shot and injured Suganthakumar Selvaratnam, 24, a Tamil youth when he tried to escape after the gunmen attempted to abduct him around 12:45 p.m. Saturday, police said. Selvaratnam, a civilian, was rushed to Valaichenai Hospital with serious gunshot wounds to his chest and head. He was later transferred to Batticaloa Hospital at 1:30 p.m., medical sources said.

The gunmen used T-56 type of rifle, sources added.

The assailants had taken the motorbike of the youth in their white van, according to eyewitnesses.

 

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