Youth shot dead in Thirunelveali, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 October 2007, 14:09 GMT]
Two unknown gunmen shot and killed a 29-year-old youth who was cycling near Kaladdi junction in Thirunelveali Wednesday around 7:00 a.m. The killing took place in front of a Roman Catholic school, 150 meters near the Sri Lanka Army checkpost. The gunmen were riding in a motorbike, Koappaay police said.

The victim has been identified as Satchithananthan Nirmalan, 29, of Potpathi Road, Kokkuvil.

Koappaay police handed over the dead body to Jaffna hospital mortuary.

The motive for the killing is not known.


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