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Another brutal attack sends Tamil political prisoner to coma

[TamilNet, Monday, 27 August 2012, 06:51 GMT]
Following the attack on the Eezham Tamil prisoners in Vauniyaa resulting in the death of two and injury of many, details of the case of a new attack in the Galle prison last week, leaving a prisoner in coma status and others suspectedly injured, have started trickling out now. The Tamil prisoner in coma is identified as 34-year-old Sundaram Satheeskumar, father of a 10-year-old child. The victim was arrested at his residence in Kodikaamam in 2008 by the occupying SL military, handed over to the SL police and was kept in the New Magazine prison in Colombo without any charges filed against him. Last week, on 21 August, he was transferred to the Galle prison.

When his wife, Ms. Kavitha and his 10-year-old daughter Sahitya went to see him on Friday, they were told of the transfer, and when they went to Galle, the family found him in a state of coma admitted in the Karapitiya hospital in Galle.

SL prison authorities in Galle prion had also attempted to get signature from the wife of the victim in documents in Sinhala. Kavitha had refused to put her sign on papers, informed sources told media.

The prisoner had sustained serious injuries to his head in addition to other injuries elsewhere in his body that revealed brutal torture meted out to the victim, the sources further said.

In the meantime, unconfirmed reports said that the SL prison authorities have denied treatment to other prisoners who had sustained injuries.


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