Torture chamber supervised by Prabhakaran found
A heavily-fortified LTTE torture-chamber cum prison complex, run inside a three-room house behind the Mullaivaikkal sub-post office, had been found by the troops 58 Division on Saturday (16), army sources said yesterday.
According to the surrendered LTTE cadres this torture chamber had been used exclusively for the LTTE cadres who defied LTTE directives. The Tiger leadership has reportedly detained all those who blamed him or criticized Tiger hierarchy in this post office prison.
The house with a wide sitting room, plus three spacious rooms has been protected closely by bunkers on the orders of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran, according to information given to the troops by escapees.
All anti-LTTE men and women had been kept imprisoned and tightly tethered to heavy metal chains, generally used for elephants. (see photos) Those metal prison cages of about 10-12 ft in height have been designed for padlocking, and another portion of the chamber appeared to have been used for beating and torturing. Unconfirmed reports had reached the troops that Prabhakaran himself has watched his enemies under punishment. Walls around that portion have been splashed with blood stains and pieces of hair of those who would have been subjected to LTTE torture. Above one of those metal cells was a spread barbed-wire that ran up to the roof of the house.