Body of young woman found in Jaffna

Body of young woman found in Jaffna

Written by Staff Writer

15 Apr, 2014 | 8:15 pm

The body of a young woman has been found inside a well near a house in Gurunagar, Jaffna.Police say that an investigation was initiated following a tip-off received on Monday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Jeron Consoleeta, a resident of Adappan Street in Gurunagar. She was twenty-two-years-old.

According to her family, she had left home the day before yesterday, saying she was going into town.

The well where her body was found is located about two kilometres away from her home.

Police say that although the Judicial Medical Officer has opined that foul-play was not involved. The death is being investigated.

However,  police believe that the death of another woman, whose body was discovered in a well in the Punnei Nirvi area in Kilinochchi, was in fact an act of murder.

The Police suspect that she was murdered the day before and that her body had been dumped in the well. The Police say that a relative of the victim has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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