Elderly man knifed to death in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 10:12 GMT]
Unidentified persons arriving at the house of a 74-year-old man in Valikaamam Monday around 7:00 p.m forcibly took him away and knifed him to death. The victim's beheaded body was found dumped in a Saiva temple area 200 m away from his house, in a paddy field. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers who were informed by the residents of the area are the only persons who had visited the area.

The victim was identified as Kanthaiah Arumaithurai, 74, a resident of Changuveali in Cha'ndilippaay.

The body of the victim lies unattended in the paddy field.


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