Published On: Thu, Nov 24th, 2016

Police threaten Jaffna students with death!

f585186e84a63498921b17587e9e17f9_lArmed policemen stormed the Jaffna University hostel and threatened students with death, quotes students’ associations as saying.

In a complaint to the vice chancellor and the registrar, the students say they had been celebrating a colleague’s birthday on November 22 when the incident occurred.

When students questioned police over their unauthorized entry, one policeman pointed a firearm at them and threatened to shoot, student union president K. Rajivan said.

He said they would lodge a complaint with the human rights committee of Jaffna, as it was pointless to go to the police.

Rajivan said they had not trust in the police to act upon a complaint by them in light of the fact that no decisive action has yet been taken with regard to the shooting two of their colleagues to death by police over a month ago.

Only a sub inspector and four other policemen have been arrested and remanded over the October 20 incident in which Sulaxan Vijayaraja and Nadarasa Gajan were killed.

The head of the police commission declared the shooting as illegal, but IGP Pujith Jayasundara claimed minimum force had been used on the occasion and that a disciplinary inquiry would be held for not reporting the incident.

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