Young woman shot dead, two youths found dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 28 November 2006, 14:22 GMT]
Unidentified gun men following a young woman on motor cycle shot her dead Tuesday around 11:00 a.m on Aathisoody Road in Thirunelveli Jaffna, on her way out from her home. In a separate incident, Jaffna police recovered the bodies of two youths with knife wounds, dumped in a deserted plot of land, Monday morning at Thavadi north in Inuvil Palamodai area in Valigamam.

The young woman killed was identified as Uthayakumar Rajitha, 34, a resident of the area near Jaffna University.

Jaffna police who recovered Rajitha's dead body Tuesday have handed it to Jaffna Teaching Hospital morgue.

Meanwhile, the two dead bodies of the youths, with cut injuries on throats and hands, are yet to be identified.

Ms. Sarojini Illankovan, Mallakam District Magistrate visited the place where the youths' bodies were found and conducted investigation. The magistrate ordered the bodies to be kept at the Jaffna Teaching hospital morgue for identification.

Residents of Inuvil said the youths found dead are suspected to be from Kodady and Kondavil and were the accused in criminal cases against them in Mallakam District Courts.

 

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