130 people remanded over Jaffna clash

The Jaffna Magistrate today remanded 130 people till June 3 over the violence which erupted in Jaffna yesterday.The police had arrested the people following violent protests in Jaffna and also seized 60 motorbikes, 43 bicycles and 5 three-wheelers. Those arrested had taken part in the protest outside the Jaffna court over the rape and murder of a school girl in Jaffna. The body of the 17-year-old school girl was discovered in Pungudutivu last week after the police launched a manhunt following a complaint lodged by the victim’s parents.The girl’s parents informed the Kayts Police station, situated in the north, that their daughter did not returned home from school. The police searched the residence of a youth in the area and found bloodstained clothing. (Colombo Gazette) The protestors were demanding the suspects be handed over to them. Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunesekare said that six police officers were injured in the clash.

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