Youth shot and killed inside Jaffna University

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 January 2008, 11:44 GMT]
Unidentified armed men in civil clothes chased a young man trying to escape them into Jaffna University and shot him dead inside the campus Monday around 10:30 a.m. The killers had chased the youth passing the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) sentry troops who remained passive at their sentry post behind the University campus, residents in the area said.

The youth, in an attempt of escape the killers in civil clothes, had run into the university campus at the point where the water tank is located.

Students abandoned their learning activities and rushed home.

A large number of SLA troops and policemen have been deployed in the University environments.

Activities of the university were disrupted and tension prevailed in the campus following the shooting.

The body of the youth which appears to be between 19 to 25 years of age remains unidentified.

Jaffna magistrate visited the site and conducted inquiries.


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