Trader shot dead, fisherman's body recovered in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 06 May 2007, 12:50 GMT]
Unidentified armed men waylaid a family man and shot him dead Sunday around 7:30 a.m near Aiyanaar temple, Vadaliadaippu area in pa'ndaitheruppu, Valigaamam, as he was returning home on his bicycle, sources in Jaffna said. Meanwhile, Jaffna police handed over the remains of a fisherman, Sunday afternoon, recovered at Kaakkaitheevu, Aanaikkoaddai. .

Mariasekaram Vigneswaran, 42, of Vadaliadaippu was identified as the trader shot dead.

Vigeneswaran's body was handed over to Jaffna Teaching hospital Sunday evening.

The body of fisherman, Rajenthiram Kunapalan, 38, bore wounds on hands, legs and body caused by beating probably was already dead before being hung, hospital sources said.

He may have been abducted and killed elsewhere before being brought to Kaakkaitheevu and hung, local residents said.

Legal Medical Officer of Jaffna Teaching hospital carried out the post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.


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