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Two shot dead, six seriously injured in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Sunday, 24 December 2006, 09:56 GMT]
Unidentified armed men opened fire on persons returning from a funeral Saturday around 11:00 p.m, killing two on the spot and seriously injuring six, at Puthukudiruppu in Batticaloa, sources from Batticaloa said. The injured were first rushed to Kathankudy hospital and later transferred to Batticaloa Teaching hospital in a critical condition.

The two killed were identified as Navaratnam Sivendran, 23, of Puthukudiruppu and Sellathamby Gunasingham, 31, of Thalankuda.

The wounded were identified as Kunarathnam Kanesalingam, 22, Karunakaran Thiyagarajan, 23, Muthulingam Mogan, 34, Sanmugam Satheeswaran, 22, Poopalappillay Kagendiran, 26 and Kirushnappillai Thevakumar, 22.

The armed men, hiding by the road along which the victims were returning after participating in the funeral of Sinnan Soundaran of Beach Road at Puthukudiruppu, opened fire.

 

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