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Relatives complain rape and murder of Tamil woman by SL Army at Kathirkaamam

[TamilNet, Monday, 11 July 2011 12:12 No Comment]

31-year-old mother of two children, Santhakumari Krishnapillai, from Thampiluvil, Batticaloa, who was on a pilgrimage to Kathirkaamam was raped and killed by Sri Lanka Army on Sunday early hours, according to a complaint made by the relatives of the woman. The incident took place near the riverside of Va’l’liyamman Temple at Kathirkaamam. The police came out with contradicting stories that the woman was killed either by a leopard or bear. Relatives who went to the spot noticed traces of rape. The body has been now taken to Tissamaharama hospital for autopsy.
Relatives of the woman found bite marks as well as cut injuries on her breast and semen stains on her dress.
A TNA parliamentarian of the Batticaloa district also said that according to his information the women had not been killed by wild animals but was raped and killed.

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