Two civilians shot dead in Kaithadi, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 August 2007, 14:49 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen shot dead two civilians in two separate incidents inside the high security area of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Thenmaraadchi Wednesday, sources from Jaffna said. In the first incident a family man was shot dead in Kaithadi South. The second killing took place at 5:30 a.m. in Kaithadi North.

The first victim, Murugesu Rajkannan, 30, was killed by a group of armed men who surrounded his house and sprayed bullets at him. The gunmen assaulted Rajkannan's pregnant wife when she pleaded with the attackers to spare her husband.

The second victim was identified as Shanmugalingam Chithiravel,39.

Chaavakachcheari police handed the two bodies to Jaffna Teaching hospital following the inquest into the deaths conducted by Chaavakachcheari Magistrate.

The SLA, during the offensive in Kaithadi in 1996, took more than 35 youths from Kaithadi for interrogation. Most of the arrested have gone missing since then, Kaithadi residents said.


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
15.09.20 06:37   Photo
UN Rights Chief joins her predecessors in watering down collective rights of genocide affected people
04.09.20 22:13   Photo
Diaspora youth group re-aligns Tamil narrative on enforced disappearances
03.09.20 15:41   Photo
Jude Lal Fernando’s Sputnik interview exposes unfolding British duplicity on KMS ‘investigations’
02.09.20 22:03   Photo
Gotabaya's ‘Task Force’ monk threatens Tamils to stay away from their paddy fields in Thiriyaay
01.09.20 23:36  
Colombo extends genocidal land grab targeting farmlands of Tamils along NE border: Ravikaran
31.08.20 16:36   Photo
Families of war-disappeared send strong message braving SL restrictions on International Day
08.08.20 01:05   Photo
Sumanthiran alleged of exerting Colombo’s influence to tamper with preferential vote counts
07.08.20 10:08  
2020 election resembles 1970 polls that formed genocidal Sri Lanka
06.08.20 17:22  
Tamil nation-oriented parties challenged in East
05.08.20 23:41  
High voter turnout registered in North-East
04.08.20 20:57   Photo
Occupying Sinhala military reminds Eezham Tamils of whose elections they partake
03.08.20 21:05  
TMVP-linked operatives collaborate with SL Navy, suppress Tamil fishers in Vaakarai
02.08.20 18:29   Photo
Manifestos of TNA, TNPF and TMTK expose lacuna, hint areas for corrections of Tamil polity
01.08.20 21:17  
Unified Eezham Tamil national front, beyond electoral politics, is next step: Jothilingam
31.07.20 22:39  
Colombo isolates Tamil political prisoners within heavily fortified cells
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=22959