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Sri Lankan policeman arrested over torture and murder of Tamil youth

A group of Sri Lankan policeman accused of torturing and killing a Tamil youth have been produced before the Kilinochchi District Court on Friday.
The four policemen, who manned the Chunnakam Police Station, stand accused of being part of a group of officers, involved in the torture and murder of Sumanan Sriskandarajah.
Mr Sriskandarajah was one of five Tamil youth who were abducted by a white van in November 2011. The group were subsequently taken to Chunnaakam police station, where police tortured them.
“They kept us in their custody at Chunnakam Police Station and tortured us with beating and electric shocks,” said one of the youth at a hearing for the case earlier this year. 
Mr Sriskandarajah was one of those tortured. His body was found the next day in the Iranaimadu water tank in Kilinochchi. Sri Lankan police officials claimed that he had committed suicide.
Amongst those arrested is the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Chunnaakam police station, Chintaka Bandara. He and the others are being held in custody until the 24th of October.