Woman shot dead in Velanai

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 May 2006, 03:17 GMT]
A 29-year old woman, shot and seriously injured by unknown gunmen near the old bus-stand in the Jaffna Islet of Velanai Sunday evening at 6 p.m., succumbed to her injuries at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, sources in Jaffna said.

Two gunmen riding in a motor-bike fired at Ms E Bothini at close range while she was walking along the main road, and escaped, sources said.

Although arrangements were made to immediately transfer her to Jaffna Hospital, her transport was delayed at the Allaipitti junction where Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) soldiers in the aftermath of a claymore explosion held up passengers and vehicles for thorough security checks.

Ms Bothini, died while she was being operated on at the hospital, medical sources said.


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