Investigations underway in Puthukkudiyiruppu into killing of Inspector Jeyaratnam

Investigations underway in Puthukkudiyiruppu into killing of Inspector Jeyaratnam

Investigations underway in Puthukkudiyiruppu into killing of Inspector Jeyaratnam

Written by Bella Dalima

05 Dec, 2014 | 9:24 pm

A high phosphorous content has been discovered in the soil at the location in Puthukkudiyiruppu, where the LTTE murdered abducted Inspector of Police Jeyaratnam. Excavations are currently underway at the location which was revealed to the Terrorism Investigation Division by an LTTE suspect.

A nine millimetre bullet was discovered about 25 centimetres underground, at the location where IP Jeyaratnam is said to have been murdered. Police say that the bullet has been referred to the Government Analyst’s Department for further analysis.

Police say that the suspect in custody had revealed that IP Jeyaratnam was shot dead after he became unconscious and collapsed, while engaging in a hunger strike in 2006 while he was in LTTE custody. The suspect had also revealed that the body had been burnt about 10 metres from the location and that the ashes and burn body parts had been scattered in the sea.

Excavations are underway in a nine square metre area, where the body was reportedly burnt. A group from the Agriculture Faculty of the Raja Rata University are assisting in the dig. Officers from the 23rd Defence Regiment are also participating in the dig.

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