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1985 Kantalai massacre

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Deaths  6
Perpetrators  Sri Lankan Army
Non-fatal injuries  Unknown
1985 Kantalai massacre
Location  Kantalai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
Date  9 November 1985 (+8 GMT)
Target  Primarily Sri Lankan Tamil Civilians

The 1985 Kantalai massacre refers to the torture and subsequent murder of 6 Sri Lankan Tamils by the Sri Lankan military.

Murder of family

On 9th November 1985, soldiers belonging to the Sri Lankan military went to the home of Mayilvakanam near a Hindu temple, Kantalai Pillayar Kovil. The military then abducted all 6 members of the house. Later their bodies were found in 4th Mile post area in Allai road. Among the bodies, were two daughters of Mayilvakanam. Postmortem revealed that the two girls were raped before being killed.

References

1985 Kantalai massacre Wikipedia


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