PLOTE militiaman kills 7 family members

[TamilNet, Friday, 04 December 1998, 08:14 GMT]
An armed cadre of the People's Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), a Tamil paramilitary group working with the Sri Lankan Army (SLA), shot seven members of his wife's family, including two children and an infant at Chenkalady, 18 kilometers north of Batticaloa, in the early hours of the morning today over a personal quarrel.

The PLOTE cadre was identified as K.Balasubramaniam alias Balan.

Police sources said that he was sent on sentry duty last night to the Chenkalady main checkpoint and that he had left the point with his assault rifle and had gone to the nearby village of Iyankerni where his wife lived with her family.

He had opened fire into the house killing, Sinnathurai Anthony, 32, his wife Ranjini 28, their children Sinthuja, 10 months, Nisha, 9 and Anushiya, 7.

The berserk PLOTE cadre also shot dead his mother in law Velupillai Kanakammah, 45 and grievously injured Anthony's father Sanjithambi Sinnathurai.

Then had forced his wife Eeswari to run away with him to the nearby jungle area of Thalavai, where he is still reported to be in hiding.

The village officer (G.S) of Iyankerni S. Thirunavukkarasu had gone to the house following the incident in the early hours of the morning and found Sanjithambi and the infant girl alive.

The former had told the GS that Bala had shot everyone.

The infant and Sanjithambi died when they were rushed to the Eravur hospital.

Balasubramaniam had been estranged from his wife Eeswari for some time as he was living with another girl in Chenkalady.

The quarrel had arisen when Eeswari family had gone to the Police to persuade him to register the child his wife had given birth to recently.

 

Latest 15 Reports
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=2422