Tamil civilian shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 January 2009, 09:53 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Tamil owner of a fuel station and robbed the cash he had with him, in Kaaththaankudi police division in Batticaloa district Saturday around 5:30 a.m., sources in Batticaloa said.

The victim was identified as Thambirasa Raveenthiran, 50.

The robbers shot and killed him as he was on his way from home to his fuel station in Naavatkudaa.

Kaathhaankudi police recovered the body and handed it over to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

Naavatkudaa is located 7 km south of Batticaloa town.


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