Bullet riddled bodies of Tamil youths recovered in Ragama

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 September 2005, 17:07 GMT]
The bodies of two Tamil youths Mr. Kirupairasa Rupanraj, 23, and Mr. Muthuvel Jegatheeswaran, 19, natives of Almkerny, Kinniya division in Trincomalee district were recovered with gunshot injuries Tuesday morning by Ragama Police in Western Province. The two youths were abducted Monday night around 10 p.m. from Ragama, northeast of Colombo.

The victims were beaten, cut, and shot.

The hands of the victims were tied up with rope and chains, and the eyes were covered.

According to preliminary investigation, a seven-member gang came in a white colored Hi-Ace van took these youths from the factory stating that they were needed for interrogation, sources said.

The youths had been working in a plastic factory owned by a Muslim businessman in Enderamulla in Wattala police division. Mr. Rupenraj was working in the factory for over a year, and Mr. Jegatheeswaran joined at the factory 6 months ago.

The bodies of the victims were found dumped in a paddy field in Kurunthalawa Ginihinda area 6 km away from the factory where they were kidnapped.

 

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