Muslim businessman shot dead in Eravur

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 March 2006, 02:31 GMT]
Mr M Jawfar, 45, a Muslim businessman and a father of a child, died at the Eravur hospital after being shot and seriously wounded by a Muslim armed group Monday night at 10 p.m. near the Women's Market Road, Eravur-1, sources in Batticaloa said.

Jawfar was not affiliated with any political party, his neighbors in Eravur said.

Eravur police said, Mr Jawar had closed his shop and had returned to his house when the gunmen shot him and escaped.

Eravur is located 14 km north of Batticaloa town.


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