Muslim civilian shot dead in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Friday, 07 July 2006, 11:02 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a muslim civilian at Ganesh Lane in Palaiyootu, a suburb about six km off Trincomalee town at 7:30 a.m.Friday, sources in Trincomalee said. The person was identified Mohamed Wahid Ali, 41, at the Trincomalee general hospital, Trincomalee Police said.

The deceased was taking his son to a pre-school located close to his residence when two persons came in a motorbike shot at him. Mr Ali died on the spot, sources said.

Meanwhile, the Muttur Magistrate Mr.M.Ganesharajah fixed the inquest into the alleged murder of a village Kasdeen Amir of Thoppur in Muttur division for July 25th. Kasdeen Amir was shot dead by unidentified men on July 6 around 12.30 p.m. when he was at Selvanagar. He was admitted to the Muttur district hospital immediately but he succumbed to injuries around 4.45 p.m. the same day.

The Magistrate inspected the body at the mortuary of the hospital and instructed to hand over the body to relatives after conducting post-mortem, hospital sources said.


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