Sri Lanka State Terrorism
Rape & Murder of Eelam Tamil Women
Woman Raped in Vadamaraadchi
[TamilNet, Friday, 28 December 2007]
men in military uniform abducted a woman Saturday early morning from
her house in Imaiyaa�nan close to the Jaffna-Point Pedro road at in
Vadamaraadchi, Jaffna, and gang raped her in a shrub land near her
house, according to a Women Welfare volunteer Organization. The
woman was found lying unconscious by relatives, and was rushed to
Manthikai hospital first and later transferred to Jaffna Teaching
hospital for further treatment, sources in Jaffna said.
The officials of the Women's organization expressed their wish to
remain anonymous due to fear for their lives from Sri Lanka Army
(SLA) troops and SLA-backed paramilitaries who are accused of
committing sexual violence on women in Jaffna peninsula.
The said Women Welfare Organization has confirmed the incident to
media in the peninsula but wishes not to disclose the name.
The woman was alone at home bathing at the well in the backyard
before going to the temple where her husband and children had gone
to attend December early dawn Thiruvempaavai prayers.
Relatives of the woman, searching for her in the morning, found her
lying unconscious with severe injuries of sexual violence and had
rushed her to Manthikai hospital.
The abduction and gang rape of the woman and the alleged involvement
of SLA and SLA-backed paramilitaries have alarmed peninsula
residents already living in a climate of fear.
The SLA high authorities in Jaffna have repeatedly refuted
allegations directed against their men despite many instances of
sexual violence on women taking place during curfew hours when SLA
troops patrol most areas of the peninsula.
The list of recent victims include a 16-year-old girl student and a
lady teacher in Jaffna, a family woman in Maalichchanthi in
Vadamaraadchi, an elderly woman in Neerveali, and a school girl
raped, killed and dumped in a well in Pungkudutheevu.