85-year old man knifed to death in Jaffna islet

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 15:37 GMT]
Kathiravelu Subramaniam, 85, from 7th division in Punguduthivu, was found with severe cut wounds in his home Monday around 6:00 p.m., sources in Jaffna said. The lower parts of his body, including his genitals were severely dismembered, according to local residents.

The body of Subramaniam, who lived alone in the house, was discovered by neighbors who alerted Kayts Police, sources said.

Kayts district court Judge, Mr Jeyaraman Trotsky, visited the crime scene at 8:00 p.m. Monday, and directed the body to be transferred to the mortuary of Jaffna Teaching Hospital, legal sources in Jaffna said.

Punguduthivu is under total control of the soldiers of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN).


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