Police hand over 4 corpses to Jaffna Teaching Hospital
[TamilNet, Friday, 09 January 2009, 18:13 GMT]
Kaangkeasanthu’rai (KKS) police, directed by Mallaakam court, Friday evening handed over four corpses to Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) mortuary. The bodies were handed over in plastic bags because of their highly decomposed state. Their gender and identification were not disclosed by the police, JTH sources said.
The bodies may belong to civilians braving the sea to escape the ongoing war in Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) held territories.
Neither the police nor Defence Ministry has released any information about where the bodies were found or the cause of the deaths.
The bodies remain unidentified in JTH mortuary.