Chavakachcheri woman succumbs to gunshot wounds

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 December 2005, 01:01 GMT]
Ms Markandu Pushpamalar (31), also known as Malar, who was injured when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) fired indiscriminately at civilians following a grenade attack on their checkpost in Chavakachcheri Friday 1.30 p.m, succumbed to injuries at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Saturday morning, medical sources at the hospital said.

Hospital sources said that Ms Pushpamalar had three serious bullet wounds that damaged internal organs and surgery failed to save her life.

Mr Rajathurai, the second civilian injured during the same incident, is still recovering at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

The grenade attack took place on the SLA sentry located near the Multipurpose Cooperative building in Chavakachcheri.


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