Tamil expatriate shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 June 2006, 15:41 GMT]
An expatriate Tamil from Switzerland who was in Valaichenai, visiting his family on a 2-weeks vacation, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen Sunday evening around 3:15 p.m. at Kannankiramam, Police said.

The victim, Vadivel Puvendran, a father of five, was visiting a relative's birthday function, near 3rd cross junction Kannankiramam, when three men came to the house and took him away, according to the relatives.

A brother of the victim, known as Mama, is a long time cadre of PLOTE, relatives said.

Police has handed over the dead body to the mortuary of Valaichenai hospital.

Valaichenai is located 29 km northwest of Batticaloa.


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