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Uthayan newspaper distributor attacked

An Uthayan employee who was distributing newspapers was attacked and 1500 newspaper set alight, during the early hours of Thursday morning, reports the media outlet.

Using poles, four unidentified men attacked the employee by Maalu junction. The men then threw the victim, 30 year old Nakeswaran Pratheepan, inside a drain before setting alight his newspapers.

He is currently been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital with injuries including a broken arm. 

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