Armed men rob three Muslim fish traders

[TamilNet, Thursday, 22 June 2006, 00:48 GMT]
Three Muslim fish traders have lodged a complaint at the Eravur police station that they were robbed of Rs.83,900 and cell phones by armed men at the Punnaikuda Thalavai Road in the Batticaloa, Eravur police division at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, police sources said.

The traders Ibrahim Rahim, Mohamad Haniffa and Mohamad Sharif were on their way towards Punnaikuda coast to buy the early morning catch when they were robbed.

Thalavai is 14 kilometers northeast of Batticaloa.

Increasing number of robberies have been reported in June in Batticaloa and Eravur, police sources said.

Early morning on the 8 June, a jewelry shop in Eravur division 4 owned by Ramanathan Shanmugalingam, was broken into and an undisclosed amount of jewelry was stolen.

Again, on night of 10 June, the “Sannitha” jewelry shop owned by Ulahasekaran Sasikaran was broken into and jewelry worth Rs.10,45,000 was stolen.

Similar complaints have been received by police within the Batticaloa district.


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