Monday, December 1, 2008


PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: A 22-year-old Sri Lankan student who was killed by a group of kinife-wielding men is believed to be a victim of mistaken identity.
Sarankan Srikandarajah from Sri Lanka(KOKUVIL) was having lunch at 3.45 pm last Wednesday in Taman Tasik Semenyih, just a two-minute drive from Nottingham University in Kajang where he studied, when 10 men in three cars pulled up and attacked three students.

A witness said the assailants hacked and slashed the victims.

"It was horrible and everyone was stunned as they attacked my friends for almost two minutes before leaving without saying a word," the witness, who requested to remain anonymous, said.

Sarankan, a final-year student, suffered multiple slash wounds, losing part of his heels and fingers as he tried to kick the kinfe away.

He died at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre over the weekend.

A few minutes after the attack on Wednesday, another student of the same university was attacked two kilometres away when the same assailants blocked his car and began slashing at him.

"They rammed my car to a stop in the middle of the road.

One of them opened my door and began slashing me until one of his gang members said in Tamil: 'He is not the person'.

"He stopped attacking me and got back in his car and drove off," the victim, said.

He suffered cuts on his thigh, hand and leg and needed 48 stitches.

It is learnt that many of the students living the area are afraid for their safety following the vicious attack.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Sakaruddin Che Mood confirmed the incidents. (The Star)

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