2ND LEAD (CORRECTION)

Woman recovered dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 11:04 GMT]
Vellaave’li police recovered the body of the mother with the help of neighbours and handed it over to Ka’luvaangnchchikudi hospital. The victim was identified as Sivakumar Mahathevi, 32, the treasurer of Viveakaananthapuram Women’s Development Society.

Meanwhile, the mother of the raped girl has complained of the incident to Eastern Province Chief Minister, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan.

Pillayan had reportedly said that he had no authority on security affairs directing her to take the matter to Vinayagamoorthy Muralitahran alias Karuna, member of parliament.

The STF commandos in Vellaave'li police division in Batticaloa sexually abused a 14-year-old Tamil girl in front of her mother during a cordon and search conducted Sunday early morning in Vallaave’li, sources. The medical officer who examined the girl admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital confirmed that she had been sexually abused.

The STF commandos, having ordered all the men in the area to go to a temple, interrogated the women who were left alone in the houses collecting particulars about members of the family besides sexually abusing them.


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