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
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.
First Published: Oct 21, 2016 23:40 IST