Civilian shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 October 2008, 18:40 GMT]
Two unidentified armed men on motorbike shot dead a 42-year old family man Thursday afternoon in Thirunelveali area in Jaffna around 100 meters from his house, sources in Jaffna said. Jaffna magistrate Vasanthasenan conducted the inquest at the site of the incident and directed Jaffna police to hand over the body to Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

he victim was identified as Santhiyapillai Stanislas Amalathas, 42, the father of two children, from Kaddaippiraay, Irupaalai, presently living in Thirunelveali.

The killers followed Amalathas who went out of his house and opened fire on him.

Police recovered the body and handed it over to Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary for post mortem examination to be held.


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