Tamil youth shot dead in Chenkalady

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 11:03 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Tamil youth, Ponniah Pulendiran, 20, around 9.30 p.m, Monday at Ammanpuram in Kumaraveliyar village, Chenkalady, 15 km Northwest of Batticaloa, Eravur Police said. Pulendtran was with his parents when the gunmen entered the house, forced him out of the house before shooting him in close range, his parents said.

An armed group previously abducted Pulendran and held him for around 7 months before releasing him 3 months ago.

After release the Pulendran was working as a mason, sources said.

Police took the body to Eravur Hospital for post-mortem examination and after inquires has released the body to his relatives.


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