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Paramilitary cadres stab Valaichenai man to death

[TamilNet, Saturday, 25 March 2006, 12:38 GMT]
A young father of two children was found knifed to death in Valaichenai Saturday noon, Kalkuda Police said. The victim, Mr. Regikanth, was subjected to death threats from paramilitary operatives for some months, according to his relatives. A group of twenty armed men were waiting for Regikanth 300 meters from Valaichenai Police station while he was cycling from Karuvakerni towards his house in Kurinchinagar around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the villagers.

Mr. Kulathunga Regikanth, 26, who escaped from paramilitary cadres four months ago, leaving behind his motorbike, was a contractor engaged in post-tsunami reconstruction of houses in Nasivanthivu area.

Relatives of the victim, named a paramilitary cadre, Kathirgamathamby Jeyaseelan, known as Jeyanthan, a key operative of the paramilitary Karuna Group, behind the death threats issued against Regikanth.

The dead body, with cut injuries to the neck, was found in a bush in Kaddapadu in Kalkuda.

The body was handed over to the relatives at Valaichenai Hospital.

Valaichenai is located 32 km north of Batticaloa.

 

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