Three civilians killed in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 November 2006, 16:59 GMT]
Three Tamil civilians including two women were killed in Jaffna peninsula within the 24 hour period between 6:00 p.m Sunday and 6:00 p.m Monday, sources in Jaffna said.

In a shooting incident on Sunday night in Sirupiddy in Valikamam East, a 29 year old woman, Thavasi Rasenthini, was killed at her home by unidentified assailants. The body of the victim has been taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Meanwhile, Alfred Charles, 16, a student from Chunnakam residing with his uncle in Kayts was shot dead by soldiers of the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) at 6:10 p.m Sunday. SLN allege that the a group of youths tried to flee when asked to stop for violating curfew hours.

The students were returning after renting a movie from a Video rental store in Kayts town, witnesses said.

Charles's body was recovered on Monday morning and is being kept in the mortuary of Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

A woman was shot dead by unknown gunment at about 10:00 am Monday at her home in North West Alvai in Vadamaradchi area, sources in Point Pedro said. The victim has been identified as Kathirgamanathan Lalitha, 45, mother of seven children. Her body has been taken to Manthikai Government Hospital. The deceased also has deep cut wounds on her face suggesting that she had struggled with the assailants before being shot, hospital sources said.

Motives behind her killing are not known.

 

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