TNA wants impartial probe into death of Jaffna Uni students

TNA wants impartial probe into death of Jaffna Uni students

October 23, 2016   11:41 am

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has expressed its strong condemnation over the deaths of two university students in Jaffna.


A source close to the TNA said that party leader R. Sampanthan has too requested the IGP and the President to conduct an unbiased investigation with respect of the incident.


The incident is believed to have taken place at around 11.30pm on Thursday when the two youths were traveling on a motorcycle towards Kokuvil.


The two Tamil students of the Jaffna University were allegedly shot dead on Thursday night near a police checkpoint at Kokuvil, Kulappidy junction in Jaffna.


Though police initially denied the shooting saying they had died in an accident, a post-mortem report, however, found bullets lodged in one of the bodies.


Preliminary inquiries have revealed that the police officers at the checkpoint had ordered the youths to stop the motorcycle but after had failed to do so, the policemen had opened fire at them. 


The student riding the motorcycle was shot in the head causing him to lose control and crash into a roadside wall. They were both killed in the accident. 


The five policemen, who were manning the check point, were arrested and suspended with immediate effect. They were remanded till November 04 after being produced before the Jaffna Magistrate’s Court yesterday (22).

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