Saiva priest shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 November 2008, 08:48 GMT]
Unidentified armed men shot and killed a Saiva priest Wednesday around 11:30 p.m at his house located around 100 m from Jeayanthipuram police station in Batticaloa police division.

The victim was identified as Subramaniam Kamalaraj, 37, a native of Paduvaankarai area, and the priest of Jeayanthipuram Siva Muththu Maariyamman temple.

The priest was chasing some cattle which had strayed in along the fence of his compound located next to the temple when the killers opened fire on him.

The victim’s body is kept at Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.



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