Five police personnel arrested over killing of two undergrads

Jaffna tense

by Hemantha Randunu

IGP Pujith Jayasundara yesterday promised tough action against all those who had allegedly suppressed information about the killing of two Jaffna University undergraduates in Kokuvil area.

Five police personnel including an SI and a sergeant have been arrested and interdicted over the killings which led to a tense situation in Jaffna yesterday with a public protest.

It has been revealed that the victims had been returning from a party in Kokuvil when the police ordered them to stop.

They proceeded without heeding the order and the police opened fire seriously injuring the rider.

The magisterial inquiry has revealed that the rider had suffered two gun shot injuries to the head and the pillion rider had died when their motorcycle crashed into a wayside parapet wall.

The police claimed the victims had been drunk at the time of the incident.

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