A 33-year-old Tamil civilian, suffering from heart ailment died last Sunday at hospital after being assaulted by Sri Lanka Army soldiers in Narakkalli village in Puththa’lam, medical sources told TamilNet. The victim, Mr. P. Sivakumar, was the first one to alert the villagers of suspected ‘grease devils’ believed to be Sinhala soldiers.
The villagers chased the ‘grease devils’ on Sunday but failed to capture them.
On the next day, Mr. Sivakumar was severely beaten by a group of Sri Lanka Army soldiers the next day and was rushed to Puththa’lam hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Family members claim that he was assaulted for alarming the villagers.