Maize vendor shot, injured in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Monday, 09 January 2006, 11:42 GMT]
Mr Ratnam Karunakaran, 32, also known as Sinappodiyan, was shot and seriously injured by unknown gunmen on Monday evening 3.30 p.m. at Piscal Junction, a predominantly muslim area in Akkaraipattu along the Akkaraipattu-Kalmunai main Road. Karunakaran was selling maize at the time gunmen shot him, sources said.

Karunakaran was initially rushed to the Akkaraipattu Hospital and later transferred to Kalmunai Base Hospital, medical sources said.

Motives for the shooting are not clear, Akkaraipattu police said.

Akkaraipattu Police is conducting investigations.

Akkaraipattu is locagted 64 km south of Batticaloa town.


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