Ex-EPRLF member shot dead in east

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 June 2003, 02:17 GMT]
Mr. Kumarasamy Kumarathasan (36), a father of two children and a former member of the Eelam Peoples Revolutionary Liberation Front(EPRLF Varathar wing) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen Monday evening around 6.45 pm at Veeramunai village in the Sammanthurai area in Amparai district, police said.

The assassins came in a three-wheeler and intercepted the deceased who was returning home in a motorbike and fired at him. This incident took place close to the home of the deceased, police said.

The deceased body was kept at Sammanthurai hospital. Police have commenced inquiry into the incident, police said.

Kumarathasan left the EPRLF (Varathar wing) several months ago and was working as a mason in the area. He was a native of Vinayagapuram village Sammanthurai and when in the EPRLF (V) his nom de guerre was Kannan, police sources said.


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