Man travelling in car waylaid and assaulted

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A man travelling in a car in Sandilipay, had been waylaid and assaulted by a group of armed men seriously injuring him on 17 May, Jaffna Police said.

Preliminary Police investigations have revealed that he was travelling in a car to Sandilipay when the group of three motorcyclists attacked him with sharp weapons and fled.

He had later been admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.

Police said, it is suspected that the victim, a resident of Alaveddi, Jaffna was a member of the ‘Awa gang’ and that the group which had attacked him were also members of the same gang.

The Jaffna Police further stated that the identities of the attackers in the assault have not been revealed yet and an investigation has been launched to find the culprits.

BY Sashikumar – Mullaitivu