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Two bodies found dumped in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Sunday, 12 November 2006, 06:29 GMT]
The bodies of two civilians, including a 14-year old school boy who was abducted by men in white van, were found dumped near Aanaippanthy junction, a suburb of Jaffna town, Sunday morning.

The victims were identified as Ravi Rajeevan,14 and Thangaroopan Jeeva,21, of Vellaipanthi, Kondavil East.

Ravi Rajeevan was a grade-7 student at Kondavil Paramsothi Vidyalayam. He was abducted from his home around 11:30 p.m., Saturday. Villagers said a Sri Lanka Army truck was observed in the area at the time of of his abduction.

Thangaroopan Jeeva was interrogated by Sri Lanka Army soldiers during a cordon and search operation in Kondavil, Saturday mornig. He was arrested by the soldiers later on the day, sources said.

Thangaroopan returned from UAE about 2 months ago and he was to get married in two days, according to the sources.

The bodies were found near the spot where two Sri Lanka Army Intelligence Officers were killed in a clay more mine attack on Thursday.

Residents of Aanaipanthi said the bodies were dumped around 3 a.m., Sunday.

Their bodies were handed over to Jaffna Teaching hospital morgue.


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