NGO official, mother gunned down in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 September 2006, 08:18 GMT]
Planning officer attached to Tsunami reconctruction project of the Sewalanka, a non governmental organization, was shot dead at his home in Karaveddy in Jaffna, around 8:45 p.m., Friday. His 55 year-old mother, who attempted to block the killers, was also killed by the armed men. The NGO officer's wife and his brother have been admitted at the Manthikai hospital with injuries, sources said.

The family had gathered to hear news broadcast Friday night when unidentified armed men stormed their house and opened fire, the source said.

Their house is situated about 300 metres from the site where SLA soldiers were hit by claymore mine blast, Friday.

The bodies of Sathiyamoorthey Selvaroopan, 25, and his mother, Sathiyamoorthy Thangaratnam, 55, were taken to hospital, Saturday.

Selvaroopan's wife Shopana, 21, is a undergraduate at the University of Jaffna.

His brother Gajaroopan, 20, is in a scock stage, according to sources at Manthikai hospital.

 

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