Body found in Mannar town

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 November 2004, 05:53 GMT]
The body of a man was found with gun shot wounds in the head was found in Mannar town on Saturday morning, Police said. A placard with the name Ellalan Padai (army) was found by the body. When Mannar acting magistrate visited the scene of murder Saturday morning, the dead man's brother identified the body as that of Mr.Thommai Yesudasan, 38, of Nochchikulam north of Mannar. Informed sources in Mannar alleged that the man was connected to the drug trade.

Sri Lanka Police says that Mannar has become a major transit point for drug smuggling between India and Sri Lanka.

Acting Mannar magistrate Mr. A. S Johndasan instructed Police to hold the inquest into the murder on 16 November.

The body was then taken to the Mannar hospital morgue. Police are conducting further investigations.

 

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