Body with gunshot injuries recovered in Akkaraipattu

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 04 March 2008, 13:35 GMT]
Akkaraipattu police recovered the body alleged to be belonging to a Tamil youth Tuesday around 7:00 a.m at Neeththapa’l’li area in Ampaa’rai district on information given by residents of the area. The youth bore gunshot injuries that indicated that the youth was shot and killed sometime Monday morning, police said.

The body, estimated to be around 25 years of age, with long hair and beard, remains unidentified at Akkaraipattu hospital.

The victim must have been abducted days ago by armed men, residents of the area said.

Akkaraipattu police are continuing investigation into the killing.

Many have been shot and killed in Akkaraipattu region in recent times.

Akkaraipattu is located 74? km from Batticaloa town.


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