Muslim writer shot, injured in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 November 2007, 17:20 GMT]
Unidentified armed person shot and seriously injured a well known Muslim writer Monday evening with a pistol as he was returning from the Mosque near his house in Akkaraipattu police division in Ampaa'rai district, Akkaraipattu police said. The writer was rushed to Akkaraipattu hospital for surgery.

The writer was indentified as Kandu Marikar Abdul Majeed, popularly known as Writer Majeed. He was returning after prayers at the Mosque located around 500 meters from his home.

Majeed has been publishing a Tamil literary magazine for more than a year.

The motive of the shooting is not known.

The police are investigating into the shooting.


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