12 June 2011
A 41-year-old Sinhala policeman from Ki’linochchi police station was found beaten to death at Umaiyaa’lpuram in Paranthan in Vanni Sunday morning. The dead body in civil, with beaten injuries on face and chest, was first believed to be a civilian and was taken to the mortuary at Ki’linochchil hospital. Later, the body was identified as that of Sinhala policeman, Ananada Samarakoon, sources in Ki’linochchi said.
The policeman, clad in civil, had gone out from the police station Saturday night.
Ki’ilnochchi Police said they have launched an investigation to find out what had happened.
There have been several reports of abuse against resettled civilians by occupying Sri Lankan soldiers and policemen and in some occasions there have been attacks on intruders who were harassing Tamil women.
Tension prevailed at Ki’linochchi town following the reports of the killing.