One killed, three injured, three missing in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 03 January 2007, 22:48 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a young woman around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday at Pt. Pedro, sources in Vadamaradchy said. In three other separate incidents in Jaffna three civilians were seriously injured in gunfire and knife attacks by unknown gunmen. Three youths were also reported missing in Kulappitty junction after being questioned by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers.

Two unidentified armed men came in motor cycle called Ms. Kamalini Kanapathippillai, 30, out of her house at Vallipura Pariyariar Road in Point Pedro, Vadamaradchi shot her dead and escaped.

Point Pedro police recovered Kamalini's dead body and handed it over to the Manthikai hospital mortuary.

Unknown armed men shot and seriously injured Karthikesu Kirushnathas, 53, a family man frrom Kudathanai, Vadamaradchchi east in High Security Zone (HSZ) at 1:30 pm Wednesday.

He stopped his motor cycle by road side to pave way to a SLA convoy to pass along the Jaffna-Pt. Pedro Road. Two unidentified men who appeared behind him shot and injured him while he was about to resume his journey.

Krishnathas was rushed first to Manthihai hospital and later transferred to Jaffna Teaching hospital for further treatment.

In a another incident, more than 30 unidentified armed men came in motor cycles to M. Raveendran's house at Vasuki Amman Kovialady in Kokuvil around Tuesday midnight. The men shot and injured Raveeendran when he tried to stop them from taking his son away.

The injured, S. Ravindran, 40, could not be immediately taken to the hospital due to SLA imposed curfew and admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital around 1:52 a.m. Wednesday after his relatives had managed to take him to the hospital.

In a separate incident, unidentified armed men came to the house of V. Kamalanathan, 56, a family man, in Kokuvil Tuesday night and cut him with swords causing serious injuries. The motive of the attack yet to be known.

He is admitted to Jaffna Teaching hospital.

In yet another incident, three youths passing by the SLA camp near Kulapitty junction in Kokuvil were detained by the troopers for interrogation and are reported missing.


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