Tamil youth shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 00:39 GMT]
An unidentified assailant, using a 9mm pistol, shot dead H Puyalawan, 22, and a resident of Kallady, Uppodai, Monday at 11.55 a.m at Poonochimunai Batticaloa in Kattankudy police area, sources in Batticaloa said.

Puyalavan's body was taken to the Batticaloa Hospital for post-mortem examinations, hospital sources said. Poonochimunai is located 3 km south of Batticaloa.

Meanwhile, a young boy working in a rice mill in Ninthavur in Amparai District was kidnapped by unidentified persons on 11 August when he went outside the mill, a complaint lodged at the Ninthavur Police said.

Saravanamuththu Santhiravathanan, 16, of Sittandy in Batticaloa District joined the mill only in July, sources said.

Ninthavur Police is conducting investigations.


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