Male corpse washed ashore in the islets of Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 July 2010, 06:03 GMT]
Fishermen in Nedunththeevu (Delft) in the islets of Jaffna going fishing Friday morning found a naked male body washed ashore and informed Nedunththeevu police. The body covered with injuries is suspected to be one of the Tamil Nadu fishermen killed by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) on Indian seas some days ago, police sources said. Some corpses had also been washed ashore in Mannaar area few days ago.

Oorkaavattu’rai magistrate N. Vasanthasenan who conducted the inquest into the death where the body was found directed the police to make arrangements for identification of the body taking into consideration that the victim may be a Tamil Nadu fishermen.

The body was recovered with the assistance of Nedunththeevu SLN and handed over to Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary Friday evening.

 

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