Four gang By M.A.P. Deen - members arrested
By Naalir Jamaldeen
The Jaffna Police yesterday (26) said they have arrested four members of a violent gang who were suspected of attacking a fruit stall owner at Maruthanarmadam Junction, Jaffna. During preliminary investigations, the suspects had revealed to Police that ‘Deva’ and ‘Jenny’ who escaped to India from Jaffna were the masterminds of the recent attacks in Jaffna.
Police added that ‘Deva’ and ‘Jenny’ ordered the gangsters to attack persons. Police said an unidentified gang had carried out a sword attack on 7 September on 27-year-old Indran Niroshkumar who ran a fruit stall opposite the Aanjaneyar Temple in Maruthanarmadam. Police further said the attack had been carried out during curfew.
The victim sustained injuries to the head and neck and was rushed to the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Jaffna Police said the arrests were made on 25 September. The suspects are aged 25 to 28 and are residents of Chunnakam, Manipay, and Kopay.
Another person who supplied swords to the suspects was also arrested by Police. Police recovered three swords from the possession of suspects and they had confessed that ‘Deva’ and ‘Jenny’ ordered them to carry out such attacks. One suspect was involved in a burglary at a house in Karaikkal, Kondavil, Jaffna.
The suspects will be handed over to Chunnakam Police for onward legal action, the Jaffna Police added.