Killings escalate in Thenmaraadchi, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 February 2008, 09:27 GMT]
Unidentified armed men Friday morning shot and killed two civilians in Kodikaamam unleashing panic among the people in Thenmaraadchi which on Thursday witnessed a massacre of three siblings by a motorbike squad allegedly operated by Sri Lanka Army. Friday morning around 7:30 a.m, a 24-year-old female was shot and killed at her house located on Jaffna-Point Pedro-Kachchaay road and a 26-year-old male was gunned down, 1 km away, around 10:00 a.m on Allarai-Kachchaay road in Kodikaamam.

The young woman killed was identified as Sivarasa Suki, 24, unmarried.

The killers forcibly entered her house, located near Tamileelam Heroes’ Resting Homes, and sprayed bullets on her in the presence of her mother.

Suki's mother who fainted in shock was rushed to Chaavakachcheari hospital in critical condition.

The male victim was identified as Uthayan, 26, married.

Chaavakachcheari Acting Magistrate S. Kanapathipillai visited the spots of the killings and conducted inquiry.


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