A distributor of the Jaffna Thinakkural newspaper was attacked early this morning and his motorbike as well as a bundle of newspapers were set on fire.
Reports from Jaffna said that the newspaper distributor was travelling along Point Pedro road early this morning when the incident took place.
Unidentified men on motorbikes had followed the newspaper distributor and assaulted him before setting fire to his motorbike and a bundle of newspapers.
The newspaper distributor was admitted to the Jaffna hospital for treatment.
Just last month a man delivering Uthayan newspapers in Jaffna was attacked and his motorbike as well as a stack of newspapers were set on fire.
The delivery man had gone to the Uthayan office and collected the newspapers and was heading towards his delivery point when he was surrounded by men on two motorbikes.
He was then assaulted using poles and the motorbike as well as the newspapers were set on fire. (Colombo Gazette)
Thinakkural Jaffna distributor attack (Pictures courtesy Uthayan)