Three bodies handed over

[TamilNet, Monday, 01 November 1999, 16:35 GMT]
The bodies of three people with gunshot injuries were handed over to the Muttur hospital by the Sri Lankan Police Monday evening at about 4.30, hospital sources said.

While handing over these bodies which were dressed in banians, shirts and sarongs, the police did not give any details of the dead, the sources added.

The dead people are estimated to be between 30 and 35 of age and are believed to be Tamils.

Unconfirmed reports say that they could have been fishermen killed in an attack by Sri Lanka navy gunboats at sea.

The Inquirer into Sudden Deaths, Muttur, Mr.Sherifdeen inspected the bodies and ordered postmortem

examinations which were held by the District Medical Officer ,Muttur.

The bodies have been kept in the mortuary of the hospital, sources said.

The inquest into these deaths is expected to be held on Tuesday.

 

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