Widespread protests shook Jaffna following the brutal gang rape. A planted section of paramilitary elements allegedly diverted a protest march organised by the Ceylon Teachers Union towards the Court complex in Jaffna on 20th May 2015. The youth participants were instigated by the planted group to assault the Jaffna courts. 130 protesters, among them innocent youth, were arrested by SL riot control police and jailed at prisons outside the Tamil districts. There were also prominent paramilitary persons, operated by the Indian and Sri Lankan military intelligence outfits, among the arrested individuals indicating the role of the planted elements in transforming the peaceful protest into a violent episode