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Aug 07, 2017

Reason for Jaffna clash revealed (update)

Information has been revealed that the reason for the clash between two parties yesterday (06) in Palai –Jaffna, was due to a personal dispute.

Police said the clash was a result of an illicit affair.

The husband of the  woman involved in the illicit affair had been hospitalised having consumed poison and had been discharged three days ago.

The woman’s paramour was a neighbour and a group who had visited her husband who had been discharged from hospital had gone to the house of her lover and attacked them.

A group of villagers had then got involved resulting in the clash.

update- 14.30pm

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Four hacked in Jaffna again!

An unidentified group had hacked four persons in the Aiuyakachchi area in Jaffna yesterday (06), while one person in serious condition was transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital, according to police.

According to the Palai Police, the injured had been admitted to the Killinochchi hospital while one of them in serious condition was later transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital.

Police are investigating to ascertain if the attack was due to a personal dispute or an organized incident.

However, so far no one has been arrested in connection with the incident while several teams have been deployed to investigate the attack.

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