Youth shot dead in front of Point Pedro Court

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 November 2007, 04:55 GMT]
Two unidentified gunmen on motorcycle shot dead Wednesday morning a youth, around fifty feet from Point Pedro Divisional Magistrate Court, on his way home after appearing at the courts, sources in Point Pedro said.

The victim was identified as Ratnasingam Kuruparan, 26, a resident of Muththumaariyamman Koayiladi, Alvaai in Vadamaraadchi.

The killers, following Kuruparan who was walking home with his aunt after appearing at the court for inquiry, shot him dead and escaped from the site of the shooting.

Several Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and police personnel were deployed for security within and surrounding court premises when the incident occurred.


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