Two Tamil youths shot dead in Akkaraippattu

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 21:08 GMT]
Two sheet metal workers who accompanied unidentified men to do repair work Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. from their homes at Akkaraipattu in Ampaa'rai district, were shot dead around 8:00 p.m, Akkaraipattu police said. The police recovered the victims' bodies Wednesday around 7:00 a.m, from the 4th mile area along Akkaraipattu-Ampaa'rai main road.

The victims were identified as Theiventhiran Arulkanthan alias Punchi, 17, of Vanniyanaar Road in Akkaraippattu and Kanthasamy Pirabakaran, 24, from Muthaliyaar Road in Akkaraippattu 08.

The two youths, employed as tinkers in a motor repair shop, when requested Tuesday night to do urgent tinkering work, had accompanied the killers on a motor cycle.

The killers had dumped the bodies along with the victims' motor cycle at the 4th mile post area before escaping, according to Akkaraippattu police investigating into the killings.

Akkaraippattu is located 58 km south of Batticaloa town.


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