Police probe assault on Coroner
By Rasadi Gamage - Vavuniya
Kilinochchi Police yesterday launched an inquiry into the assault on a Coroner and the causing of damage to his motorcycle by a group of youths in Kilinochchi who had demanded the release of the remains of a deceased.
According to the Police a 54-year-old resident of Kumarapuram, Paranthan in Kilinochchi had died and the doctors of the hospital had determined that the remains should be released only after conducting a PCR test. However, due to the perceived delay in releasing the remains a group of youths had assaulted the Coroner of the hospital before damaging his motorcycle. The assaulted coroner had been admitted to the Kilinochchi Hospital.