VVT killing inquiry begins
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 December 2004, 21:04 GMT]
The inquiry into the killing of two Tamil youths in Valvettithurai (VVT)
during Heroes Day celebrations commenced before the Point Pedro Magistrate
Mr.K.Ariyanayagam Wednesday, legal sources said. VVT Police led the evidence of two eyewitnesses to the incident where unidentified gunmen came in a motorbike and fired into a group of
men playing soccer in VVT Chidambara College grounds killing two youths.
VVT Police submitted to court that the two eyewitnesses did not make
statements to the Police regarding the incident during the police
investigation. The Magistrate directed the two witnesses to make statements
to the Police corroborating the statements made in the court Wednesday,
legal sources said.
The magistrate further ordered the authorities to submit to court the
medical certificate of injured Mr.Ponnuthurai Theivendran
who is now being treated in the Palaly military hospital under heavy
security and also the autopsy reports of the two victims, legal sources
The Magistrate put off further inquiry for December 22, court sources said.