Woman murdered over affair

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 July 1999, 12:28 GMT]
A Muslim woman, Abusaali Julia,34, was stabbed and killed, at Thaamaraikkerny, in Eravur, 10 km. north of Batticaloa by suspected members of a Muslim extremist group for allegedly violating Islamic law sources said.

Her father testifying at the inquest said three unidentified men who had entered the house around 1 a.m. murdered her daughter.

The woman had been working abroad in a Middle Eastern country.

She was accused of having an affair with a married man. She had already been punished by having her head shaved.

The police arrested Ismail Aali, one of the men suspected to be involved in the murder, this morning.


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