Two women shot, injured in Thunnaalai

[TamilNet, Friday, 19 October 2007, 11:40 GMT]
Unknown gunmen riding motorcycles forced their entry into a house in Kudavatthai, Thunnaalai, in Vadamaraadchi at 4:00 a.m. Friday during curfew hours, and shot and seriously injured two women, sources in Point Pedro said. Villagers accuse Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intelligence cadres as responsible for the shooting.

Thavarajah Mangaiyatkarasi, 58, was admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, and Kathiramalai Thangam, 50, who was also staying in the same house was admitted to Manthikai Government Hospital with serious injuries.

Local residents said that the SLA suspects infiltration of the Liberation Tigers in Thunnaalai area, and the shooting incident is an attempt to threaten the villagers.


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