Charred body with gunshot wounds recovered in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 12:15 GMT]
The charred body of a youth with gunshot injuries in his head was recovered Monday morning in Maha Irrambaiku'lam area in Vavuniyaa police division. He was blindfolded and hands were tied from behind, media sources said.

Initial investigation revealed that the youth, abducted some days earlier by unidentified armed persons, was brought to a site in a three-wheeler along School Road in Maha Irrambaikulam on Sunday night around 9:00 p.m. and was shot dead.

Later his body was burnt beyond recognition.

Neighbors of the area had told police that they heard reports of gunshots on Sunday night from the direction of the site where the body was found.

The body has been lying in the Vavuniyaa general hospital mortuary for identification.


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