Tractor driver shot dead in Valaichenai

[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 November 2006, 14:31 GMT]
Three unidentified gunmen tookaway a tractor driver from his home for interrogation Friday around 8:00 p.m at Vinayagapuram Kalmadu road in Marutha Nagar in Valichenai, and later shot him dead near a refugee camp on the Vinayagapuram School road, Valaichenai police said.

Bullet wounds in the victim's head indicated a T-56 gun was used int the killing police said.

The victim, a father of two, was identified as Subramaniam Chandrebose, 31.

Displaced from Vadamunai, a village on the Batticaloa district border, Chandrabose was living at Vinayagapuram along Kalmadu road, the police added.

Motive of the killing is not known.

The body was handed over to the relatives after inquest into death was held, hospital sources said.

Valaichenai is located 30 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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