Woman shot dead, father wounded in Chenkalady
[TamilNet, Friday, 23 December 2005, 07:34 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen who entered a house to abduct a young man in Chenkalady opened fire inside his house as the family members spoiled the attempted abduction. The angered gunmen, armed with a T-56 rifle, shot and killed the sister of the youth, Eravur Police said. The victim's father was wounded in the incident that took place inside the house located on Boundary Road in Chenkalady, 13 km north of Batticaloa town, Thursday around 9:00 p.m.
Vallinayagi Thambirajah, 18, was killed at the spot and her father Kandasamy Thambirajah, 51, wounded in his legs, was rushed to Batticaloa Hospital, sources added.
The gunmen were masked and the exact reason for the attempted abduction of the youth was not clear, according to Eravur Police conducting investigations into the incident.