Tamil Diplomat

Member of EPDP condemned to death for shooting employers wife

The Batticaloa High Court had condemned to death, Palathasan alias Thilakan, an EPDP member for shooting to death the wife of his employer before joining the armed group. He had left his job seven months back and had joined the EPDP based in Chenkalady.

On the day of the incident he had gone to the home of his former employer and called inmates when they did not come he had opened up with theT-56 he had brought with him and in firing the wife of the employer was killed on the spot.

He was accused on two counts of trespass and murder and was sentenced to 1 year rigorous imprisonment for trespass and condemned to death for the murder.