New Delhi: The LTTE tortured and killed alleged spies and "traitors" and also looted Tamil shops and homes while fighting the Indian peacekeepers in Sri Lanka, a book by a former woman fighter says.
Niromi de Soyza, who joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in early 1987 at age 17 and now lives in Australia, says she quit the group after realising that violence cannot lead to a Tamil Eelam state.
One afternoon, in Sudhumali in Jaffna, Niromi and her Tiger friends saw some of their male colleagues kick and punch a teenage LTTE member, Vellai, even as he kept muttering "I didn't do it, I didn't do it."
Accusing him of being an Indian spy, Vellai was buried up to his shoulder, forced to "swallow cyanide, to see what it did to him", says the 308-page book, "Tamil Tigress" (Mehta Publishing House)....more
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