2 Muslims shot dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Friday, 10 July 2009, 04:05 GMT]
Bullet ridden bodies of two Muslim persons were recovered Thursday morning by Colombo Police from two different locations in Colombo city. One body was recovered along Old Moor Street in Fort area by Kotahena Police Thursday 5.30 a.m and the other body at Maligaawatte near a bridge behind Kettarama stadium. Police spokesman Ranjit Gunasekara claimed that both men were wanted in connection with several crimes and suspected to be leaders of underground criminal gangs operating in Colombo district.

The body found at Old Moor Street has been identified as of Mohamed Hassan alias Imtiaz, 39, of Maligaawatte.

The second body was identified as of Mohamed Nisthar alias Faiser, 40.

Both bodies were blindfolded and their hands were tied from behind.


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