Young woman shot dead in Point Pedro

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 November 2006, 21:42 GMT]
A young woman from Odai area, Point Pedro, in Vadamarachchy region in Jaffna district was shot dead near Pandaary Amman Temple in Thambachetty, 1 km west of Point Pedro town, at 3:30 pm Thursday.

Yasothiny Narayanamoorthy, 25, was riding a bicycle near the Amman Temple when two unidentified gunmen followed her in a motorbike, shot her in point blank range and escaped, eyewitnesses said.

The body was recovered late evening and handed over to the Manthikai Government hospital for post-mortem examinations, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, "Ellalan Force" claimed responsibility to the killing in a press release issued Thursday to the media stating that she was punished because of her involvement in anti- social activities.

 

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