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Tamil student hospitalised after being hit by Sri Lankan Navy tank

A Tamil student from Neduntheevu, Jaffna was seriously injured and hospitalised after being hit by a Sri Lankan navy tank, last month. 

15-year-old student Kavipriyan was admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital following the incident. 

The accident occured on April 24th but the police have still not arrested the tank driver. The student's family said that the police investigation was not carried out properly, citing the lack of arrest and disappearance of Kavipriyan’s motorcycle as evidence of misconduct. 

However the police have claimed the motorcycle was taken to the station following the accident.

Fatal collisions involving military vehicles are on the rise in the militarised North East against Tamil victims, with repercussions or accountability very rarely seen against state officials. 

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