A murder attempt to murder already stabbed person who was in ward of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital was prevented by the timely and brave action of the public and the Director of the Hospital, Dr.Sathiyamoorthy.
A person was stabbed earlier and was being treated in the hospital. The same assailant had entered the hospital ward where the victim was being treated with an intention of killing the victim, with three others.
On the victim identifying the assailant and raised alarm, the public in the ward and the Director who was on his inspection rounds, prevented the attempt and called the police. The police arrested the four persons and found a knife in possession of the assailant. Later the suspect were taken to police station for further inquiries.