Batticaloa woman found knifed to death

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 January 2006, 11:14 GMT]
Ms Mahenthiran Kumutha, 28, a resident of Kali Kovil Road, Sinna Urany in Batticaloa was found dead with severe wounds to her neck near Sinna Urany Police post, about 300 meters from New Boundary Road Batticaloa town, sources said. The victim worked as a clerk in the Irrigation Department.

Sinna Urany is located nearly 4 km north of Batticaloa town.

Dead body was found 50 feet away from the road inside bushes. A cell phone and a knife were recovered by the police.

Batticaloa Police said that investigations into the killing are on going and suspect that the victim was kidnapped from her house before being murdered.

Area residents said they suspected the Armed Forces to have carried out the murder.


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