Bodies of ‘arrested’ people found

SSP Ranjith Gunasekara
Spokesman says he is yet to get information on the incident

Bodies of two young Tamil men who were earlier arrested by the police in Batticaloa were later washed ashore, a regional politician said.

A member of the eastern provincial council, R Thurairatnam told BBC Sandeshaya that his party is to make official complaints to the police and to Chief Minister regarding the incident.

Bodies of Kannasamy Kuhadas, 18, and A gunaseelan, 26, were found washed ashore on 04 October in Palamunai, Batticaloa.

‘Arrested’ on 02 october

The relatives have told the Tamil Democratic National Alliance (TDNA) councillor that the two were arrested by the police on 02 October at a cordon and search operation at Valampurai Traders in Batticaloa.

The TDNA is consisted of EPRLF (Padnanabha Wing), PLOTE and TULF Tamil parties that support President Rajapaksa’s government.

When the relatives went to the police on 04 October, Mr. Thurairatnam said, they were told that the two arrested were already released.

Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara told BBC Sandeshaya that he was not aware of the incident though he knew about the two bodies washed ashore in Batticaloa.

SSP Gunasekara promised to investigate and respond on Saturday.

Source : BBC_sandeshaya

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