Man shot dead near Jaffna town

[TamilNet, Saturday, 22 July 2006, 17:22 GMT]
A. Nagamani, 55, a civilian from Ottumadam located 3 km from Jaffna town was shot dead by unknown gunmen in front of his house at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, sources in Jaffna said. The gunmen called Mr Nagamani to come out of the house and shot him dead in point blank range, relatives said.

His body was recovered by his relatives and was taken to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

No details are available on the mortives for the killing.

Jaffna Additional District Court Judge Ms Sarojini Ilankovan visited the site and conducted investigations.

Nagamani is the eigth civilan killed within the last three days in Jaffna district, sources in Jaffna said.


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