Male corpse washed ashore along Jaffna lagoon

[TamilNet, Monday, 25 August 2008, 09:36 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers in their sentry post along Jaffna lagoon on finding a male corpse with gun shot wounds washed ashore Monday morning informed Jaffna police, sources in Jaffna said. Jaffna Magistrate, Vasanthasenan, who visited the site held inquiries and directed the police to hand over the corpse to Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary.

The body appears to be that of a person between 20 to 30 years of age, hospital sources said.

Residents near Jaffna lagoon said that they heard gunshots Sunday night from the lagoon area.


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