Disabled person shot dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 00:43 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead a disabled civilian at Rajakiramam, Karaveddy in Vadamarachchy region in Jaffna district around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, sources in Point Pedro said. Pirammiah Tharmaseelan, 32, a family man, was at his home when gunmen approached his house, called him out, shot and escaped. Mr. Tharmaseelan has already lost an arm and a leg in a shell attack earlier.

The Village Service Officer (Grama Sevaka) for the area recovered the body, and transferred the body to Manthikai General hospital for autopsy.

Four persons from the same village have been shot dead since the outbreak of new violence in the Peninsula on 11 August.

Moreover, one person from the same village, shot and injured by unknown persons, took refuge at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) Jaffna branch.


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