Textile vender shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 12 March 2007, 23:24 GMT]
Unidentified persons shot dead a textile vendor along Hospital road, Jaffna in front of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital at 2:10 p.m. Monday. The gunmen shot Lawrence Mariyaselvam, 32, a young family man from Navaly North, Manipay, in broad day light and escaped from the site in a bicycle, eye witnesses said. Sri Lanka Army soldiers were stationed close to the crime scene, local traders said.

Jaffna police transferred the body to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital for postmortem examinations.

Police are conducting further investigations.


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