Islamic leader shot dead in Ampa'rai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 August 2007, 17:17 GMT]
Armed gunmen, believed to be members of a Muslim armed group, shot and killed a religious leader, Mawlawi Rafeek, Saturday evening around 7:30 at Ninthavoor in Ampa'rai, Chammaanthu'rai Police said.

Two gunmen, riding in a motorbike, entered the house of the Mawlawi, located on VC Road, fired at him.

The motive behind the killing could be a sectarian clash, according to the Police.

Mawlawi Rafeek died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kalmunai Base hospital.

Ninthavoor is located 6 km east of Chammaanthu'rai.


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