Two auto-rickshaw drivers shot dead in Point Pedro

[TamilNet, Sunday, 16 July 2006, 05:35 GMT]
Two gunmen riding in a motorbike opened fire at auto-rickshaw vehicles, killing two drivers, both brothers, on the spot Sunday at 8:40 a.m. in Point Pedro, 30 km northeast of Jaffna town. The attack, marking a renewed terror campaign against auto-rickshaw drivers and owners in Jaffna district, took place opposite the main entrance of the Sri Lanka Army 52-4 Brigade quarters in Point-Pedro, Vadamaradchi.

The victims, identified as Vaseekaran Navartnam, 25, and Paheerathan Navartnam, 20, were waiting for passengers Sunday morning at the auto-rickshaw parking at the old Point-Pedro Central Bus Stand, near Mahatma Ghandi statue, Police said.


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