SLA junior officer recovered dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Thursday, 13 May 2010, 09:39 GMT]
Vaddukkoaddai police recovered the corpse of a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Second Lieutenant Wednesday around 11:00 p.m near Periya Thampiraan temple in Araali with more than four bullet wounds on the head, sources in Jaffna said. Police are investigating to find out whether internal conflict among soldiers was the reason or he was shot and killed out of the camp.

The victim was identified as 2nd lieutenant Vasuki, 23, attached to Araali SLA camp. The body was found lying near the above temple located in Va’n’naangku’lam area in Araali.

The bullets had pierced through the cap of the officer.

Mallaakam magistrate conducted the inquest into the death along with the police at the place where the body was found.

A large number of soldiers has been deployed in a search in the area which is cordoned off.

Police handed over the body to Palaali military hospital Thursday afternoon.


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