Two youths shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 December 2005, 05:26 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen Friday night shot and killed two Tamil youths in Kiran, 4 km south of Valaichenai. The vicitms were abducted from their houses on Kali Kovil Road around 9:30 p.m. Friday by the gunmen who wanted to "interrogate" the youths for having contacts with the Liberation Tigers, residents said. Valaichenai Police recovered the dead bodies Saturday morning.

The victims were identified Jeeva Chandrasegaran, 25, and Sasikumar Krishnapillai,31, police said.

Police recovered Jeeva's body on Kiran Road and Sasiskumar's body on Vishnu Temple Road around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The bodies are kept in the Valaichenai Hospital mortuary.

Valaichenai Police is conducting investigations into the killings.

Kiran is located 25 km north of Batticaloa town.


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