Wife dead, Husband injured in gunfire in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 January 2006, 02:15 GMT]
Mrs Sepamalai Victoria, 32, was killed and her husband Vadivel Manokaran, 40, was injured in gunfire Tuesday night at 8.30 p.m. in Sethukkuda Batticaloa. The couple was talking in front of their house when the incident happened. The exact cause of gunfire and the motive behind the shooting is yet to be established, Police said.

Both were rushed to the Batticaloa Hospital and Manokaran's condition is serious, medical sources said.

Batticaloa Police is conducting investigations into the incident.

Sethukkuda is in Puthur near Batticaloa Airport and is located 2 km west of Batticaloa town.


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