Tamil farmer shot dead in Uyilangku'lam

[TamilNet, Saturday, 08 November 2008, 16:13 GMT]
Unidentified armed men, who came in a motorbike shot dead a Tamil civilian Sebastiampillai Selvarajah, a father of three children while he was working in his paddy field Thursday morning at Nochchikku'lam in Uyilangku'lam division in Mannaar district. The deceased also owned a cattle farm, sources said.

Several Tamil farmers were working in their paddy fields at Nochchikku'lam when one of the armed persons walked into the paddy field with helmet on his head and fired at Selvarajah.

Mr. Selvarajah died on the spot.

The armed man fled from the scene while firing at fellow farmers when they attempted to apprehend him, civil sources said.

The body  was handed over to the Mannaar general hospital Thursday evening.

Later the Mannaar District Judge and Magistrate T.J.Pirapaharan held the inquest.


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