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Protests in Jaffna after Tamil youth found dead outside Sri Lankan police station

Dozens of relatives of a Tamil man, who died after being found unconscious outside of the Sri Lankan police station in Kankesanthurai (KKS), Jaffna on Thursday, staged a protest demanding justice over his suspicious death.

The victim was identified as M. Jenuson, 24 year-sold and a father, from Nallinakapuram. He was pronounced dead on the street when he was admitted to the Tellippalai Base Hospital. 

Mallakam Magistrate, A.A. Anandarajah, has advised the Sri Lankan police to find out the cause of death and to autopsy the body.

A suspect has been arrested and placed on remand in connection with the murder. Based on CCTV footage obtained from the building block near the scene of the incident, the suspect who was travelling with a machete hit the Jenuson on the head and killed him. 

However, police investigations into the death and Jenuson’s relatives suspect that he may have been attacked by more than one person. Jenuson’s relatives allege that he had clashed with some people at a funeral home a day before the incident and it is likely they have killed him. 

Investigations into his death continue to take place.

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