Corpse of Indian citizen washed ashore in Nedunththeevu (Delft)

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 September 2008, 17:27 GMT]
Nedunththeevu police recovered the body of a 77-year-old Indian citizen found washed ashore Sunday at Nedunththeevu, an islet of Jaffna, on information given by local residents. Monday evening another corpse, suspected to be that of a Tamil person from Mannaar fleeing to Tamil Nadu by boat which had capsized mid-sea, was found on Queen’s Tower beach in Nedunththeevu by local residents, Nedunththeevu police said.

The elderly Indian citizen was identified as Kesavlal Patel Pholidas, 77, according to the particulars on the identity card issued by Indian Election Department and the Indian currency, found in his pockets.

There were no injuries on the corpse and the victim may have been washed ashore by the waves, the police said.

Oorkaavattu’rai (Kayts) magistrate Ms. Joy Mahadeva conducted the inquest into the death at the place where the corpse was found and directed the police to hand over the corpse to Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary for identification and post mortem examination to be held.

The magistrate also requested the Indian Embassy in Colombo to have the body identified and transport it to India to be handed over to the family of the deceased.

The details of the corpse was passed on to the Indian Embassy in Colombo

Meanwhile, the corpse washed ashore Monday evening near Queen’s Tower area in Nedunththeevu will be recovered Tuesday morning and handed over to Jaffna Teaching Hospital mortuary for identification and post mortem examination, the police said.


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