Armed gang breaks into ten houses in Vavuniya

[TamilNet, Sunday, 10 September 2006, 13:02 GMT]
A twenty-member armed gang had forcibly entered ten houses in Kurumankadu area and robbed more than 300 sovereigns worth gold jewellery, several hundred thousand rupees cash and cellular phones during early hours on Saturday, according to complaints to Vavuniya Police by victims.



Armed persons covered their faces with black clothes had arrived Friday after midnight around 12.30 a.m. at Kurumankadu located in the heart of Vavuniya town in a white coloured van and in a three-wheeler broke each house by using axes and other weapons and also at gun-point, residents of the area said.

The gang first broke open the house of a Grama Niladhari Officer Mr.Muthurajah and robbed jewellery, cash and other valuable articles. Assailants had threatened the inmates who resisted opening doors of their houses.

Members of the armed gang except one spoke in fluent Tamil and only one in Sinhala language, sources said.

Mr.Manickavasagar Ilancheliyan, Vavuniya District Judge and Mr. Jeremiah Visuvanathan, Vavuniya High Court Judge visited the site and conducted inquiries.

Vavuniya District Judge ordered the Vavuniya Police to expedite the investigation into the robbery, sources said.

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