Two killings in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Friday, 06 January 2006, 12:08 GMT]
Two Tamil youths were killed in two different incidents in Vadamaradchy and Valigamam area Thursday night. Thabendran Mathan, 28, a long term employee at the Point Pedro Urban Council was abducted from his home by unknown men and was stabbed to death Thursday night, sources in Jaffna said. The body was discovered along Thumpalai Road near 2nd Cross Street, 1 km east of Point Pedro town with severe cut wounds, sources said.

Mathan who is a father of two children, had previously made complaints to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) that he had received death threats from an armed paramilitary group.

Point Pedro police has transported Mathan's body Point Pedro Hospital in Manthikai, medical sources said.

Meanwhile, Thangarajah Pradeeshkumar, 32, who lives close to a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) garrison in Uduvil near the boundry of High Security Zone, was shot dead Thursday around 10 p.m., sources said.

Unknown gunmen had called Pradeeshkumar to come outside his house in Uduvil Road, shot him dead and escaped.

Chunnakam police is expected to transport his body to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, security sources said.


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