Muslim editor of Tamil weekly attacked in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 April 2009, 05:11 GMT]
A masked gang of five armed men forcibly entering the house of the Muslim editor, M. I. Rahmathulla, of the Tamil weekly newspaper ‘Vaara Uraikal’ on Dean Veethi in Kaaththaankudi Wednesday midnight heavily assaulted him, sources in Batticaloa said. The weekly which comes out every Friday exposes the political malpractice and corruption related to the Government Development Projects, Mosques and government administration in the area, the sources informed. The armed gang burnt the copies of the next issue of the weekly and destroyed the publishing implements including his computer.

Rahmathulla is admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

This Tamil weekly newspaper had been set fire to last year too by persons opposed to it, residents of the area said.

Complaint has been lodged with Kaaththaankudi police regarding this incident.

Kaaththaankudi is located 10 km south of Batticaloa town.


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