Four SLA women soldiers remanded
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 April 2002, 10:38 GMT]
Four Sri Lanka Army (SLA) women soldiers in Jaffna were remanded by the Chavakachcheri Magistrate A.Premashankar Monday in connection with the death of a fellow woman soldier. The Magistrate further ordered cash and surety bail for another six women SLA soldiers in this connection.
Earlier the court was told that the deceased women soldier had died in November last year, due to taking overdose of malaria pills. However the medical report of the Colombo Judicial Officer stated that the deceased had sustained injuries in kidney and ribs.
Hence the Magistrate conducted further inquiry. It came to light that several women soldiers had assaulted the deceased woman when she refused to have sex with a superior army officer in the camp.
The Magistrate further ordered the army authorities not to allow the six women soldiers who are allowed on cash and surety bail to leave Jaffna peninsula until the inquiry is over.