Acid attack: Maheswaran’s brother goes missing

Crime Investigation

The whereabouts of assassinated UNP Jaffna District parliamentarian Thiagarajah Maheswaran’s brother, who was the victim of an acid attack, remained a mystery as at yesterday.

Maheswaran’s brother, Thiagarajah Thuwarakeswaran (47), was attacked with acid near the historic Nallur Kovil, where he went with his two sons for a special ‘pooja’ on account of his elder son’s ninth birthday on Saturday,

Although some reports stated that Thuwarakeswaran had been admitted to the Jaffna General Hospital, Acting Director of the hospital Dr. Sri Bawanandarajah however told The Island that he was not admitted there.

Colombo National Hospital Director Dr. Anil Jasinha said he was not brought there. Kalubowila Hospital Director Asela Gunawardena too said no such patient had been admitted. The police, too, claimed they were not aware of his whereabouts, but they were trying to trace the attackers. It appears that for security reasons his whereabouts were being kept a secret.

In his statement to the police, Thuwarakeswaran has said that he and his two sons, after attending the ceremony at the Nallur Kovil were walking towards their vehicle when two men, riding a motorcycle, came near him and threw something on his back and he felt an intense burning sensation. The attackers had been wearing red helmets.

The victim has also said that he was a resident of Colombo 06 and from there he had first gone to Karainagar and then proceeded to Point Pedro for a ceremony and on Saturday morning went to Nallur Kovil with his two sons.


Courtesy: The Island