Two youths found dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 November 2006, 22:13 GMT]
An unidentified burnt body of a youth, was recovered Monday near Urumpirai junction, residents of Urumpirai said. Sounds of gunfire were were heard Sunday around midnight from the place where the dead body was found, sources added.

The body is kept at the Jaffna Teaching hospital morgue for identification, hospital sources said.

Another body of a youth with gunshot wounds was found Monday near the Jaffna Hindu College playground and is yet to be recovered from the site, Jaffna sources said.

Meanwhile, a mother from Kondavil area registered complaints with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna Monday that her son Thambyaiah Jegan, 26, was abducted by persons in a White Van and that her two younger school going sons, aged 14 and 17 had escaped and fled from the abductors, HRC officials said.

The mother also said that she can identify the abductors who are from Atchelu Sri Lanka Army (SLA) camp and that they told her policemen were taking her son to Kopay police station, sources added.

Abductions by 'White Van' squad and Field bike Units of the SLA and collaborating paramilitaries have escalated at an alarming rate, according to Jaffna residents and HRC officials.


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