Intact skeleton unearthed at Chemmani

[TamilNet, Friday, 17 September 1999, 15:57 GMT]
Investigators today dug a place pointed out by the key witness, ex-corporal Somaratna Rajapaksha, west of the Kottukinattady Pillaiyar shrine in Chemmani. A complete skeleton was found here.

It hands were tied up. The forehead of the skeleton's skull was crushed on the left side. A piece of yellow cloth was found under it.

Investigators said the person may have been tortured in the abandoned house near this grave. Ropes were found hanging from its beams. A pair of army boots were also in the house.

Relatives of missing persons who were present at the site wanted to see the piece of yellow cloth but investigators told them that it can be seen next week.

A spot identified by the ex-corporal was then dug on the road to Mulli in the general area of Chemmani. Rajapaksha had told investigators that the SLA had a torture camp opposite this spot. Only cattle bones were found here.

Fiftenn human skeletons have so far been dug up in the Chemmani area by investigators.


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