Police hunt for 16 over double murder

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The Uyilankulam Police said that 16 people have been identified in connection with the murder of two brothers in the Nochchikulam area of the Mannar District.

Police added that all of the suspects are still at large and that they have launched a manhunt to apprehend them. The victims were two brothers, aged 33 and 44, who lived in the Nochchikulam area of the Uyilankulam Police Division, in the Mannar District.

The incident had occurred on 10 June night. Preliminary police investigations revealed that the dispute that erupted between two factions ended in clash claiming the lives of the brothers.

The bodies of victims, which were taken to Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, were handed over to family for the final rites, the Uyilankulam Police added.

By Naalir Jamaldeen