Mother, son, grandson shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 16:56 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen forcibly entering a house Tuesday around 7:30 p.m in Ka値uvaangchchikudi police division shot and killed an 80-year-old mother, her son, a retired village officer (Grama Sevaka) and grandson in a family, sources in Ka値uvaangchchikudi said. Meanwhile, more than a hundred civilians have been arrested and detained on suspicion following the killing of two Special Task Force (STF) commandos in a Claymore attack Tuesday morning in Ka値uvaangchchikudi, in a cordon and search conducted by the STF and the police.

The victims were identified as Samithamby Thiruchelvam, 61, former village officer of Erivilpattu, his mother Samithamby Neasamma, 80 and his son Thiruchelvam Jeyasuthan, 25, of Erivil Main Street in Ka値uvaangchchikkudi north.

The bodies are kept at Ka値uvaangchchikkudi hospital.



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