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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

The funeral of the 24 year old Yogarajah Dinesh of Thunnalai

Point Pedro, 12 July, (Asiantribune.com):

The funeral ceremony of the 24 year old Yogarajah Dinesh who succumbed to the shooting by the Police took place yesterday.

The funeral took place amidst the huge presence of Special task Force personnel, patrolling in armored vehicles, in the Vadamarachchi East region. For the past few days, from the time the incident occurred, as residents protested and demanded for justice over the untimely death of Yogarasa Thinesh, sources said.

The Thunnalai - Kalikai - Kodikamam region had looked like a battle zone with civilians in the area pelting stones at Police vehicles and burning discarded vehicle tires in the middle of the road to protest the shooting.

According to the courts order the body of the victim was buried and not cremated.

In the meantime Point Pedro Magistrate remanded till July 24 the two policemen - SI Shiwarasa Sanjeewa and PC Mohammad Mubarak, interdicted and arrested for a shooting incident that killed 24-year-old Yogaraja Dinesh which took place on Sunday (09). This shooting incident took place near the 6 kilometer post on the Vallipuram Temple Road.

Earlier, the Sub-Inspector and the Police Constable attached to the Point Pedro Police Station were taken into custody after the driver of the truck they opened fire at succumbed to his injuries.

The truck, transporting sand illegally, had failed to heed Police orders to stop at a checkpoint in Manalkadu prompting police to open fire.

The deceased has been identified as Yogarajah Dinesh and from Thunnalai. According to sources he had returned from abroad ten days ago and was not involved in illegal sand mining or such transportation. A special team of investigators have been rushed to Point Pedro to carry out a full probe into the incident, a senior police official said.

- Asian Tribune -

The funeral of the 24 year old Yogarajah Dinesh of  Thunnalai
The funeral of the 24 year old Yogarajah Dinesh of  Thunnalai
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