Trinco Magistrate orders release of bodies after postmortem

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 03 January 2006, 09:02 GMT]
Mr.V.Ramakamalan, Trincomalee Magistrate Tuesday ordered postmortem examination on the bodies of five students who were killed in front of the Dutch Bay sea beach in the eastern port town, Monday night around 7.50 p.m. The students were shot and killed by unidentified armed men, civil rights sources said. Earlier reports said they were killed in a grenade blast.

Soon after the grenade explosion at the Dock Yard road, armed men arrived in a vehicle at the scene and the students were taken into the vehicle and were assaulted. Thereafter the armed men ordered the students to lie on the ground and shot at them on their heads, the sources said.

Earlier Mr.Ramakamalan viewed the bodies of the deceased, which are lying in the mortuary of the Trincomalee general hospital.

He ordered the release of bodies after postmortem examination, hospital sources said.


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