Tamil motor mechanic shot, injured in Ampaa’rai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 December 2008, 07:24 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen on a motor cycle following a Tamil motor mechanic shot and seriously injured him Friday around 8:30 p.m at Thampiluvil in Thirukkoayil police division in Ampaa’rai district. The injured mechanic was rushed to Thirukkoayil District Hospital first and then transferred to Ampaa’rai Teaching Hospital for further treatment, Thirukkoayil police said.

The victim was identified as Thevarasa Suresh, 35, the father of a child and the owner of a motor mechanic garage located on Sivankoayil Veethi in Thampiluvil where the shooting took place.

He was going home on his friend’s motor cycle after closing his garage Friday when the gunmen opened fire on him.

Suresh, originally from Vinaayakapuram in Thirukkoayil, is a strong supporter of TMVP Karuna paramilitary group involved in violence in Thirukkoayil and Thampiluvil areas, residents of these areas said.


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