Woman shot dead in outskirts of Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 September 2005, 11:06 GMT]
Jeyarasa Leelavathy, 37, from Oddumadam, was shot dead around 6.30 a.m. Tuesday by unidentified gunmen when she was coming out of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp located in the outskirts of Jaffna town, sources in Jaffna said.

According to the eye-witnesses, two masked men were seen talking to Leelavathy, before she suddenly started to run. The men followed her into an abandoned housing area near Pommai Veli, shot and killed her before disappearing.

Local residents identified Leelavathy as a woman involved in nefarious activities with the SL army personnel, TamilNet correspondent in Jaffna said.

Jaffna police are investigating the incident.

The deceased had received five shots on her head before she died, the Police sources revealed. Ms Srinithy Nanthasekaran, Additional Magistrate, Jaffna, visited the spot, held preliminary inquiries and ordered removal of the body to the mortuary attached to Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

 

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