For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
[TamilNet, Monday, 29 March 2010, 05:00 GMT]
Persons connected to Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) assaulted Thangarasa Krishnagoapal Saturday night at a liquor bar in Vavuniyaa who died of excessive bleeding Sunday due to injuries in Vavuniyaa government hospital where he was admitted by persons who were at the liquor shop at the time of the incident, sources in Vavuniyaa said. The victim was attacked by EPDP member Jeyaraj and EPDP student organization members, according to the statement given to police by the Krishnagopal at the hospital before he died.
Opposing interests in the matters of election campaign meeting and supporters had been the cause of the assault on Krishnagopal, sources in Vavuniyaa said.
Krishnagopal who was 24 years of age on the day he died was a trader in Vavuniyaa town.