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EPDP person shot dead in Kaaththaankudi

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 August 2008, 08:45 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Friday around 11:45 a.m. a person belonging to Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) while he was selling 'Thinamurasu' newspaper in front of Manchchanththoduvaay Technical College in Kaaththaankudi police division in Batticaloa district, sources in Batticaloa said.

The EPDP paramilitary member killed was identified as 28-year-old Arumugam Varadarajah.

Kaaththaankudi police recovered the victim’s body and handed it over to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital mortuary.

Police are investigating into the killing.

EPDP persons selling newspaper in Vaazhaichcheanai, Chengkaladi and Batticaloa town areas have been allegedly attacked, abducted and killed by the personnel of the TMVP, the main paramilitary group in Batticaloa.

 

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