LTTE chief's son shot point blank: video

  • Dipankar De Sarkar, Hindustan Times, London
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  • Updated: Mar 13, 2012 02:08 IST

Slain LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12-year-old son was executed in cold blood, according to new video footage from the 2009 civil war to be shown on British television Wednesday.

Balachandran's body is shown stripped to the waist with five bullet wounds to the chest, according to sources. Next to him are the bodies of five 'bodyguards'. Strips of cloth on the ground indicate they were tied and blindfolded.

The footage - believed to be a 'trophy video' shot by Lankan troops - was screened Sunday at a film festival in Geneva, ahead of a vote on a UN resolution for an inquiry into human rights violations during the bloody war.

 

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