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2 Jaffna University students shot dead by Lankan police in Northern Province

Two students of the Jaffna University were shot dead by Sri Lankan police on Oct 21, 2016.

world Updated: Oct 21, 2016 23:40 IST
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Admin block of Jaffna University in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Two students of the university were shot dead by Sri Lankan police on Friday, Oct 21, 2016.
Admin block of Jaffna University in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Two students of the university were shot dead by Sri Lankan police on Friday, Oct 21, 2016.(Photo: http://www.jfn.ac.lk)

Two students of the Jaffna University were on Friday gunned down by police in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province, prompting authorities to arrest five police officials.

The two students were shot dead at a police checkpoint at Kokuvil, Kulappidy junction in Jaffna in the early hours of Friday. The five arrested policemen were manning the check point.

Though police initially denied the shooting, a post-mortem report later revealed found bullets in one of the bodies.

Tamil National Alliance has sought an independent investigation into the incident.