Jaffna marred with killings, abductions on New Year eve

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 December 2010, 18:19 GMT]
Armed men who entered the house of a 28-year-old youth who had displaced from Vanni to Vadamaraadchi recently shot him causing serious injuries Friday night. The victim, Nadarasa Ketheeswaran, a worker at the post office in Point Pedro, succumbed to his injuries after being transferred from Manthikai hospital to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for further treatment. The shooting took place while the victim was residing with relatives in Kudaththanai East of Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna. Meanwhile, 48-year-old Yoganathan Pushpathevi, a widow with six children was abducted Friday night by armed men who came in a white van. Her son living in Italy had visited her a few days ago, residents said.

The abductors, possessing pistols threatened the neighbours who rushed to save the mother from them. The gunmen said they were taking the mother for inquiry.

Mrs Pushpathevi, who had lost her husband was running a shop in Alvaay.

Fear has gripped Vadamaraadchi area on New Year Eve.


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