2ND LEAD (Correction, update)

Paramilitary person shot dead in Chanthive'li

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 18:41 GMT]
Unidentified armed men shot dead a young man attached to Karuna group Tuesday around 7:45 p.m as he was having dinner in front of his house at Chanthive'li in Ea'raavoor police division in Batticaloa district, Ea'raavoor police said. The young man was rushed to Chengkaladi hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim was identified as Kaurnakaran Uthayakumar alias Uthayan, 22, the father of a child and a resident of Jeevapuram School Road, Jeevapuram in Chanthive'li.

Uthayakumar, operating with Karuna group in Chengkaladi area, was on leave visiting his family. He was seated in front of his house having dinner when the killers opened fire on him with a T-56 assault rifle.

He was rushed to Chengkaladi hospital with gunshot wounds on his hands and chest.

Batticaloa district magistrate M. Y. M. Issudeen visited the site of the killing and inspected the body at the hospital.

Ea'raavoor police handed the body to the family members after inquest into the death was held.

Chanthive'li is located north of Batticaloa town.

 

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