Youth found dead with bullet wounds in Irupaalay

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 January 2008, 19:26 GMT]
Koappaay police recovered the body of a youth with gun shot injuries Thursday around 11:00 a.m in a farmland in Irupaalay east in Koappaay east in Valikaamam where Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troops and Field Bike Unit had conducted a cordon and search operation Wednesday evening, sources in Jaffna said. The police informed Jaffna Magistrate that a weapon was found near the body.

Koappaay police handed over the body to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital Thursday evening for identification and postmortem examinations.

Gun shot reports were heard Wednesday night from the place where the body was recovered, according to local residents.

SLA troops had held the area in their control Wednesday night after the cordon and search.


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