Shell kills mother

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 October 2000, 14:16 GMT]
A young mother who was breast-feeding her 9 month old baby was killed when a mortar-bomb hit her house at Kaluwanchikudi, about 25 km. south of Batticaloa around 7.30 p.m. Friday. The baby and its father, Sabesan were wounded in the incident.

Residents said the shell was fired from a police post in the are. The mother who was killed in the shelling was identified as Vasanthathevi, 29.

Meanwhile a house belonging to Kathiresapillai in the Kaluwanchikudi was damaged when another shell hit it Friday evening, according to residents.


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