Tamil political prisoner murdered

[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 January 2001, 12:26 GMT]
A Tamil political prisoner held at Kalutara prison was found stabbed to death on Thursday morning local police said. His body was found in a section of the prison where nearly 600 Tamil political detainees are held.

The murdered detainee was identified as S.Nithiyathas, 30 of Trincomalee.

A prison official said this section of the prison was closed at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening, and the body was found when they went in to that section Thursday morning.

Kalutara police are conducting further investigations into the murder.


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