Five civilians slain in Jaffna on a single day

[TamilNet, Friday, 08 September 2006, 17:53 GMT]
Civilians in Jaffna alleged Friday that Sri Lanka Army personnel in plain cloths were behind five separate killings in a single day on Thursday. An 18-year-old student, a woman and a photographer were among the victims. One of the five victims was abudcted by gunmen riding in a white van, shot and killed during the curfew hours at midnight, civilian sources said.

Balasubramaniyam Thuvaragan, 18, a school student, was shot dead in Alvai East in Vadamarachchy area, in the evening.

The woman, Anjaly Maikkal Jeyachithra, 32, who worked in an Arab country and returned home recently, was shot dead in Thikkam in Vadamarachchy at noon. Her body was found lying by the roadside.

Unidentified gunmen called the victim by name, Suriyakumar Arumairaj, 22, of Karanavai West in Vadamarachchy, a photographer, and shot him in front of his house in the morning.

He was admitted to the Manthihai Rural hospital, and succumbed to his woundds while he was taken to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital for further treatment.

Two unidentified motorbike riders shot Visvalingam Satguneswaran, 32, a jewelry owner, in front of his jewelry shop, along the KKS road in Kokkuvil- Arasadi area in the Jaffna Municipal Limits, around 4:00 p.m. He was admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital and succumbed to the injuries Friday morning.

Another youth, Nagendran Mahendran, 28, who was kidnapped by gunmen riding in white van without number plate and later shot dead near the Pidary Amman Kovil in Anaikkottai- Arukaalmadam area at midnight. His face was bound by cloth.


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