“Udayan” newspaper delivery employee attacked, by unidentified persons. Papers burnt.
“Udayan” newspaper delivery employee was attacked by unidentified persons today morning at 5.30 a.m at Maalu junction locality and his motorbike along with the newspapers was scorched.
The incident occurred while he took the newspapers from the “Udayan” print media office today morning was assaulted at Maalu junction by four unidentified persons riding in two motorbikes. They had severely beaten him with poles.
When the attackers attempted to assault him on his head, he had obstructed with his hands. However he was ruthlessly hammered and one of his arms had got broken.
After beating him they had thrown him inside a drain and had set fire to his motorbike along with the newspapers. The attackers had disappeared the locality immediately.
Piratheeban who was under assault had been admitted to the Jaffna Teaching hospital.
Meanwhile another “Udayan” newspaper delivery employee while proceeding from Maalu junction towards Valvettithurai area, distributing newspapers had been chased by some unidentified persons.
However to protect himself, he had sought protection at the Valvettithurai police station.
Thursday , 10 January 2013