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Two shot dead in Thenamradchi

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 12:00 GMT]
Unidentified armed men on a motor cycle chased a youth and shot him dead Tuesday around 9:30 a.m as he was returning from Kodikamam town to Kachchai along the road behind Kodikamam police station in Thenmaradchi. Meanwhile, unknown gunmen shot dead the owner driving his tractor along the Navatkuli-Kerativu road, one hundred metres from the Navatkuli Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp in Thenmaradchi, around 1:30 p.m Tuesday.

The youth killed behind Kodikamam police station was identified as Kasipillai Vasanthakumar, 17. There were more than six gunshot wounds on his dead body, Chavakacheri hospital sources said.

Kodikamam police transferred the body to Chavakachcheri Hospital for postmortem examinations.

The second victim was identified as Rasathurai Thavanesan, 26, a father of one child, from Thachanthopu in Kaithady. The assailants stopped Thavanesan and spoke to him before opening fire.


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