Tamil civilian shot dead in Naavithanvea’li

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 February 2008, 17:00 GMT]
Unidentified armed men shot and killed a Tamil civilian at Cemetery road New Housing Scheme in Naavithanvea’li in Batticaloa district Friday around 3:00 p.m, police said. The victim was on his way from Annamalai to his relative’s house in Paa’ndirippu when he was shot.

The victim was identified as Ponnaiah Chellapillai alias Vanikachelvam, 63.

Motive of the killing is not known, the police said.

His body is kept at Kalmunai hospital for inquest into death to be held.

Naavithanvea’li is located 31 km from Batticaloa town.

 

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