Two traders feared killed in Nilavarai in Puthur, Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 May 2006, 08:14 GMT]
A restaurant owner and a grocery shop owner at Nilavarai, located in Valikamam sector of Jaffna district, are feared killed Sunday night near the tourist site of Nilavarai well in Navakkiri village where they were operating their businesses. Blood trace and scattered remains of flesh are found inside the shop and the restaurant. Villagers who heard gunshots around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, and registered vehicular movement during the night in the area, fear that the traders were killed and their bodies removed from the spot by the Sri Lanka Army troopers or their paramilitary cadres. Jaffna has been terrorized with killings on Sunday.

The missing persons, Thiyakarajah Kirupaharan, 27, and Jeyaratnam Jeyakanthan, 25, are relatives who were operating their businesses at the tourist site located at Nilavarai Junction on Puttur - Punnalaikadduvan Road.

They have participated in demonstrations aginst setting up a SLA camp in Puthur, residents said.

Nilavarai well is a large square well of unknown depth, a tourist place, 14 km northeast of Jaffna town.

 

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