Muslim businessman beaten to death in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 12:11 GMT]
Mr Ahamedlebby Abthul Bahir, 35, was beaten to death and his friend Nahurthamby Athambaba Lebby, 25, was seriously injured by unknown tamil group on Wednesday evening 3.30 p.m. at Periyakalai in Akkaripattu, police sources said.

Bahir and Athambaba came in a motorbike during a protest by tamil public against Monday's shooting incident in Akkaraipattu. An angered group blocked the motorbike and beat the two riders.

Athambaba escaped and took refuge in a closeby Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp.

The deceased body has been handover to Akkaraipattu hospital for post-mortam examinations, medical sources said.

More than 200 Tamil families from Tamil Muslim border areas have moved to safer areas, sources said. Tension prevails in Akkaraipattu.

Akkaraipattu is located 64 km south of Batticaloa in Ampara district.


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