Man shot dead in Madduvil

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 February 2007, 17:10 GMT]
A Tamil youth, who had recently returned from working abroad, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Madduvil North in Thenmaradchi at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Kodikamam Police said. The gunmen stopped the victim riding his motor-bike, shot him dead in point blank range, and absconded on the abducted bike.

The motorbike was abandoned few kilometers away from the crime site.

The victim was identified as Rasaratnam Pushparajah, 30, from Musiri in Madduvil North.

Police said they found five gunshot wounds on Pushparajah's body.

His body has been transferred to Chavakachcheri hospital for postmortem examinations.

Kodikamam Police has taken custody of the motorbike.

Musiri village is located close to Manthuvil area where on 7 May 2006 eight young men who went to Seerani Kelakkai temple in Manthuvil East, around 7 km northeast of Chavakachcheri, disappeared without trace.

Investigations into the disappearance has been stalled and there have not been any information on the fate of the youths.

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