Chandragajan Krishnagobi, the owner of an eating house in Meesalai,
Thenmaradchy district, was shot dead along the A9-highway near the
Chavakachcheri market by two men riding in a motorbike at 1.30 p.m.
Monday, sources in Jaffna said. A young woman was seriously injured
when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers randomly fired at the civilians
after the shooting incident.
Chandragajan Krishnagobi, was riding his motorbike from his eatery
to Chavakachcheri market to buy provisions when unknown gunmen
following him in another motor bike shot him at close range, sources
Thevarasa Yasotha, 21, a young woman from Trincomalee who was
visiting her relatives in Nunavil, was seriously injured by the SLA
fire. She was visiting the Chavakachcheri market to buy provisions
for her relatives when she was injured.
Relatives of the deceased allege that Sri Lanka Intellligence
operatives were behind the killing. Krishnagobi and two other
brothers are involved in eatery business and two of the three
brothers were arrested and held in Jaffna prison in 2000 for
supporting the Liberation Tigers. They were released after two
Relatives of Krishnagobi took the body home to perform funeral rites
without waiting for official procedures, residents of Meesalai said.
Meesalai is located 4 km east of Chavakachcheri along the A9