Dead youth said tortured

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 February 1999, 10:20 GMT]
Anthony Gnanasekaram, who died in the custody of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) at Gurunagar, in Jaffna had been tortured said Prof. Sinnaththamby Veluppillai, in his medical report which he submitted to the Jaffna courts yesterday. The SLA had earlier said that Gnanasekaram committed suicide.

The medical report said there were injuries on the youth's body consistent with the results of torture, including burn injuries believed to have been caused by cigarettes.

The court hearing has been adjourned to February 19.

 

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