Tamil civilian shot dead in Valaichchenai

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 September 2006, 10:13 GMT]
Unidentified men shot dead a Tamil civilian Thursday night around 10:35 p.m. at Karuwakerni in Valaichchenai police division in Batticaloa district. The victim has been identified as Niranjan Vasantharajah, 28 and a father of two children, police sources said.

It was alleged that five persons suspected to be members of Karuna paramilitary group had called out the victim from his house located along Anna Road and shot him when he came to the main gate of the compound.

The victim had been working in the Valaichchenai office of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) for about 10 years on contract basis. His body was handed over to the Valaichchenai hospital for post-mortem examination.

Karuwakerni is located about 30 km off north of Batticaloa town.

 

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