Civilian shot dead in Eravur

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 October 2006, 12:20 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a elderly man Friday at 8:30 p.m at Murakodanchenai in Eravur police division in Batticaloa, Eravur police said. The assailants called the victim out of his house, shot him at close range, and escaped from the site, Police added.

The victim was identified as Murugupillai Poopalaratnam, 65, of Thevapuram, Murakodanchenai.

His body has been taken to the Chenkalady Rural Hospital for postmortem examinations.

Eravur is situated 18 km north east of Batticaloa town.


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