Erlalai decaptitated body identified

[TamilNet, Saturday, 10 March 2007, 14:13 GMT]
The decapitated body found in a tobacco farm in Mylankadu Erlalai on 5 March, Monday was identified as belonging to one of the five Chunnakam youths abducted by uniformed Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers between 4th and 6th of March, sources in Jaffna said. Officials at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital confirmed that the parents of the youth identified the body.

Thurairajah Sasikaran, 26, from Station Road, Chunnakam was abducted by armed SLA soldiers at 10 p.m. Sunday, and his body was discovered the following day in Erlalai.

Ms Sarojini Ilankovan, Jaffna District Court Judge, ordered the Police to hand over the body to Sasikaran's parents.


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