Armed men rob elderly civilian inside Jaffna HSZ

[TamilNet, Saturday, 31 March 2007, 01:53 GMT]
Two unidentified armed men riding a motorbike assaulted an elderly man, held a pistol to his head, and robbed Rs. 500,000 Friday morning on Stanley Road in Jaffna town, in an area within the High Security Zone of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA), sources in Jaffna said.

The victim was identified as R. K. Sellathurai, 68, of Masiapitty in Sandilipay, Valigamam.

Sellathurai is admitted to Jaffna Teaching hospital.

Stanley road lies close to Subash and Gnanams hotels where Jaffna SLA 51-2 brigade has its head quarters.

One end of Stanley Road is sealed off for public use and guarded 24 hours by SLA troopers.

 

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