Two students of Jaffna University shot dead by Lankan police

The two students were shot dead at a police checkpoint at Kokuvil, Kulappidy junction in Jaffna in the early hours.

By: PTI | Colombo | Published:October 21, 2016 8:54 pm

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.

Though police initially denied shooting the students, a post-mortem report, however, found bullets in one of the bodies. Five policemen were manning the check point. They have been arrested, police officials said.

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