Teen Found Murdered In Jaffna
The body of a fifteen year old girl was found in Alavai North, Point Pedro, last Wednesday night (January 25), the police said.
The girl’s body was found near the Old Christian Church, and showed signs of a neck injury, said Police Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana. The victim was identified as Iridiyanadar Dilakshina. “According to reports she had left home at 7.00 p.m. and was going to her aunt’s house, which is about 150 metres from her home,” said SP Rohana.
He added that this was supposedly her usual habit, to leave for her mother’s sister’s house every evening around this time.
The girl had however never reached her aunt’s house, and her body was found at around 8:45 p.m. that night. SP Rohana said on Friday that no suspects had been arrested yet and inquiries were being conducted to determine why she was killed.
Also on Wednesday, the remains of a twenty-four year old woman were found in Tanankilappu, in the Chavakachcheri police area, Jaffna.
The victim was identified as Subramaniam Pushpamalar, who had been reported missing since November 29, last year.