Tamil woman detainee dies in Anurathapura prison

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 December 2008, 22:10 GMT]
A 63-year-old retired Tamil woman teacher died Thursday in the Anuradhapura prison while being detained under Emergency Regulation. The victim, Mrs. Atputham Kulanthaivel, fell ill and passed away on Thursday, Police said.

Mrs. Kulanthaivel and three members of her family were arrested following a bomb attack in Vavuniyaa in September and were being detained in Anuradhapura prison under Emergency Regulations.

Her relatives brought down her body to her residence located along Vavuniyaa- Vairavar Koayil Road. Prison authorities had allowed her three family members who are in remand to attend her funeral in Vavuniyaa, legal sources said.

 

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