Husband fired unintentionally, says Jaffna killing suspect’s wife

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My husband, Selavarasa Jayanthan (39) from Jaffna, was never a member of the LTTE. It is a rumour to say that he was a former combatant. My husband fired unintentionally, the wife of the main suspect said.

Two people were arrested in connections with the shooting incident targeting Jaffna High Court Judge, M. Elancheliyan at the Nallur South Road on July 22.

The main suspect surrendered on Tuesday morning and made his statement to the Police.

"After consuming liquor with some people in my house at Nallur on Saturday, we came to the Temple Road Junction on the Point Pedro Road. At that moment my cousin pointed at a Police Officer coming on a motorcycle and challenged me to shoot him, grabbing his pistol if I had the guts. Hearing this I grabbed the pistol at once from the Police Officer which went off accidentally," the suspect said.

Following that, brandishing the pistol, I once again stopped a scooter that was coming in that direction and taking it by force, I went through the Adiyapatham Road to Kalviyankadu area and from there I went to Ariyalai.

After abandoning the scooter behind the Peychchi Amman temple, I went to my maternal aunts' house in Thirunagar.

I told my aunt that I had hit a Police Officer in my drunken state and that the Police were searching for me. I changed my clothes there and went to the Kombayanmanal cemetery, where I spent the night.

I spent the following day at a relative's house in Navanthurai. That night, I went to my uncle's place at Koddady. My uncle who had come to know the incident at Nallur, advised me to surrender to the Police. So I went with my uncle, surrendered to the Police and made my statement,” he said.

The Police, after obtaining the statement from the suspect, took the suspect to his maternal aunt's house at Thirunagar in the Police vehicle with his face covered with a black cloth.

There the Police recovered the clothes worn by the suspect during the shooting.

The suspect was produced before the Jaffna Magistrate at his official residence on Tuesday. He was ordered to be remanded till August 8. (By M.Rosanth)

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  • ANTON Friday, 28 July 2017 11:26 AM

    CHECK WHETHER HE SIGNED YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE INTENTIONALLY...........

    ANTON Friday, 28 July 2017 11:28 AM

    OK OK OK , THEN ARREST THE PISTOL AND RELEASE HER INNOCENT HUBBY.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 28 July 2017 11:48 AM

    Their are some of us who are within senses after consuming alcohol. This is a case of one who simply goes berserk and does not know what they are doing thereafter. We see often children of ministers behaving in this manner, but first time seen on a normal civilian drunkard. Now just watch how the law performs so well and perfectly on a normal civilian while if this was a ministers son, whether it would be twisted into another angle.

    Sheri Friday, 28 July 2017 02:37 PM

    So its okay to shoot someone and say they were under the influence of liquor - and so they can do it again?? As usual, all sorts of excuses for tamils - as well as trying to kill their own!

    Smart Aleck Friday, 28 July 2017 12:23 PM

    Ha! Ha! Go tell it to the Marines!Must have been playing a "schoolboys' game of Cowboys and Injuns".

    Dee Friday, 28 July 2017 01:42 PM

    Do you know the meaning of 'Baba'?

    Leo Friday, 28 July 2017 02:20 PM

    Looks like Dumindas story is contagious. via DM Android App

    Bala Friday, 28 July 2017 02:29 PM

    This is new twist of alibi which unfortunately Courts and public accept with a PINCH OF SALT. There was Mervyn and a man who tied himself. There was Duminda who lost memory of shooting. There was Basil who did not own a mansion. There wa ole Daisy who found a bag of gemstones. Next will be when a VVIP says someone has deposited money into my accuont as a former famous Ombudsman told when he got two salaries.

    Rasheed Friday, 28 July 2017 02:39 PM

    Although he was drunk, he knows how to escape after the shooting. What a drama.

    Christo Saturday, 29 July 2017 09:15 AM

    It would be a classic case to see how the Judge in this case handles the particular issue. If what the Wife says is true, and if the statement given by the fellow is true, it would be interesting to see how the judge reacts as he is so attached to the Police man who was shot and killed. Will his verdict be impartial or will he give into his grief of losing his body guard.


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