Young woman shot dead in Jaffna town
[TamilNet, Friday, 21 July 2006, 13:53 GMT]
A young woman was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, riding a motorbike, in front of Nathan cinema at Kanthapasegaram road in the Jaffna town centre, around 1:15 p.m., Friday, police said.
Srinithi Nandasegaran, Additional Magistrate and Sri Lankan Police inspecting the murder scene.
The victim was identified as Murukaiah Sukirtha,2 5, a mother of a child. She is from Naatholai, Ilavalai, the sources said.
Additional Magistrate Srinithi Nandasegaran visited the site and ordered the police to hand over the body to the morgue at the Jaffna Teaching hospital.
SLA troops cordoned off the area and conducted a search. However, no arrests were made, TamilNet sources said.