Chief Hindu priest shot dead in Kiran

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 January 2006, 11:12 GMT]
Sellathamby Visagaratnam, 55, Chief priest at the Santhively Kannagi Amman temple was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday night at 10-30 pm at Alaiyadychcholai in Kiran Valaichenai, sources in Batticaloa said.

The priest was sleeping in his hut inside the Liberation Tigers controlled region of Kiran when he was shot, the police said.

The priest has four children.

The body has been taken to Chenkaladay Hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Motives for the killing is not known.


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