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Muslim mob injures 4 Tamils near Aarayampathi

[TamilNet, Sunday, 01 June 2008, 13:07 GMT]
Muslims from Kaaththaankudi armed with knives and machetes cut injured four Tamil building masons returning to Aarayampathi after work Sunday around 5:30 p.m, in the boundary area between Kaaththaankudi and Aaryampathi following the recovery of the corpse of a Muslim vegetable trader in Batticaloa Sunday around 1:30 p.m,. The Muslim mob, trying to enter into the Tamil village of Aarayampathi, is being held back police and Special Task Force (STF) commandos deployed in the said area.

The masons with knife cut injuries were identified as Raveenthiran, 30, from Kiraanku’lam, Patheeswaran, 17,Rasathurai, 42, both from Maavilangkuthu’rai and Sivananthan, 49, from Thaa'langkudaa.

Raveenthiran with head injuries and the other two are admitted to Aarayampathi government hospital.

Meanwhile, Unidentified men waylaid in Puthukkudiyiruppu a lorry from Kalmunai proceeding towards Kaaththaankudi Sunday afternoon and attacked two Muslim traders in the vehicle.The victims have been admitted Kaaththaankudi hospital for treatment, Kaaththaankudi police said.

Batticaloa police recovered the corpse of a Muslim vegetable trader from Kaahththaankudi along Kalladi Chivaananthaa School Street Sunday around 1:30 p.m on information from the residents of the area.

Tension runs high in Kaaththaankudi where police and STF commandos have been deployed to maintain order and peace


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