Two soldiers remanded in Inuvil killing
[TamilNet, Friday, 05 August 2005, 17:36 GMT]
Mallakam Magistrate Ms Sarojini Ilankovan Friday night ordered remand till
August 20th for two Sri Lanka Army soldiers in connection with the
killing of Jeyaseelan Santharoopan Thursday afternoon
inside the hairdressing saloon in Inuvil in Jaffna district, legal sources said.
Chunnakam Police produced the two soldiers at the residence of the
Magistrate under heavy security, legal sources said.
Meanwhile, Magistrate Ms Ilankovan Friday visited the hair-dressing
saloon at Inuvil where the killing the incident took place Thursday. She
did not inspect the site Thursday due to the tense situation that prevail
in the area following the killing, legal sources said.
Earlier the Chunnakam Police arrested five SLA soldiers in connection with
the Inuvil shooting. Three of them were later released on a report
after preliminary inquiry that they were at the site without arms. Two
soldiers who were seen outside the saloon with arms were later produced
before the magistrate, legal sources said.
The Magistrate Thursday night held the inquest into the death of
Mr.Jeyseelan Santharoopan in the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. Thereafter she
ordered the hospital authorities to hand over the body to the deceased
relatives, legal sources said.