Daughter, parents attacked in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 16 July 2009, 04:10 GMT]
A gang of masked armed men, during curfew hours, forcibly entered a house in Kokkuvil West in Jaffna and attacked a daughter and her parents with sharp bladed weapons Wednesday around 1:00 a.m, sources in Jaffna said. The armed men ran away when neighbours rushed to the house on hearing the shouts of the family. All three attacked persons, seriously injured, are admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit and are said to be in critical condition, the sources added.

The victims were identified as S. Sathasivamoorthy, 54, Ms. S. Shanthakumary, 49 and daughter S. Vinthuja, 20, a student.

There were about four or five armed men who attacked the family and it is not known why they had attacked, the neighbours said.

An incident of this nature happening in a densely populated area and that too during Sri Lanka Army (SLA) imposed curfew hours has raised fear among the residents of Jaffna.

 

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