Kovil priest killed

By Madura Ranwala

The Kilinochchi police are investigating Wednesday evening’s mystery killing of a 69-year-old Hindu priest at a kovil in Aanbankulam.

The victim, Thamodaran Pillai Manotharan, had been hacked to death between 6.00 p.m. and 6.45 p.m., according to the police.

Police spokesman Superintendent Buddhika Siriwardana said that the victim’s son had visited him at the kovil just before the killing.

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