Woman raped, killed, 3 men slain in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 25 December 2007, 12:55 GMT]
Unidentified armed men waylaid and shot dead two wood cutters Monday around 10:00 p.m at Raseanthiraku'lam tank bund area in Vavuniyaa while an an armed man in Sri Lanka Army (SLA) uniform and another in civil clothes shot dead a family man calling him out of his house at Chekkaddippi'lavu in Vavuniyaa around 8:30 p.m Monday, Vavuniyaa police said. Meanwhile, a woman reported missing since Friday from Suntharapuram area in Vavuniyaa, was recovered dead Saturday evening at Katku'lam jungle close to her village, and later found to have been raped and strangled to death in the postmortem examination held in Anuradapura hospital.

The wood cutters shot killed Monday were identified as Paramasamy Baskaran, 38, and Aiyampillai Sathananthan, 54, both residents of Ma'niyarku'lam.

The family man shot dead at Chekkadipi'lavu was identified as Kanthasamy Subramaniam, 44.

The armed man in SLA uniform and the other in civil clothes called Subramaniam out of his house, took him around 100 m away and shot him dead.

One of them spoke broken Tamil while the other was fluent in Tamil. They took away Subramanian at gun point though his daughter had fell at their feet and begged for her father's life, her relatives said.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old Subanayaki Singarasa had gone missing Friday from her house at Suntharapuram area in Vavuniyaa was found dead Saturday evening at Kattku'lam jungle area close to her village by local residents who handed over her corpse to Vauniyaa police.

Her body was transferred to Aunuradhapura hospital and postmortem examinations reports revealed that Subanayaki had been raped and strangled to death, her relatives said.

Vavuniyaa police said they were interrogating a suspect in connection with Subanaki's rape and murder.

 

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