Karuna group person shot, killed, another injured in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 April 2009, 10:11 GMT]
Unidentified armed men opened fire Friday around 10:45 p.m on Karuna group persons in Karuna’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) office in Vadamunai Ooththuchcheanai on the border of Batticaloa district, killing one and injuring the person in charge of the office. Two persons in the office at the time of the shooting have gone missing, police sources in Batticaloa said.

The victim killed was identified as Rekan, 17 and the person injured is Mukilan who was rushed to Wellikanda hospital.

The persons gone missing are Chandreasekaran and Kugan who had been staying in the office.

The office is located in Vaazhaichcheanai police division in Koa’ra’laippattu South Predesha Secretariat division.

Karuna group Tamil Makkal Viduthali Pulikal (TMVP) offices in Baticaloa and Ampaa’rai districts have been changed as SLFP offices since Karuna paramilitary group joining SLFP on 7 March.


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