Mannar body belongs to man arrested by SLA

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 June 2006, 10:55 GMT]
The body found along Keery sea beach in Mannar town in a fertilizer bag on Wednesday morning was identified Thursday morning as belonging to Arulappu Jesuthasan Prince Croos, 38, of Ward No: 06, Vankalai who was arrested by Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers from Mannar Bazaar area on 26 May Friday, civil society sources from Mannar said.

Croos is married and is a father of three children.

A brother of the deceased identified the body at the Mannar district hospital, Mannar Police sources said.

Several members of the public had seen him being arrested by three SLA soldiers, sources said.

Relatives of the deceased Thursday had made a complaint to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Mannar regarding the alleged murder, sources said.

 

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