When the Case in which 5 policemen including the OIC are charged with torture and murder of a suspect and converting it into a suicide by throwing the dead body into Iranaimadu tank was taken up for hearing yesterday in the Killinochchi court, the judged that the suspects be arrested and produced in court.
The court also ordered that, information should be given to appropriate authorities so as prevent the suspects escaping abroad.
The murder case against 5 police officers including the then OIC of Chunnkam Police (finally the OIC Kodikamam Police and currently transferred out) Chinthika Bandara was taken up yesterday and case was postponed to 10th October and the torture case against 8 Officer including above five will be taken up for hearing today.
In this case, a person called Sumanan was arrested in Maveerar week 2011, for distributing school equipment to students and later charged with theft was tortured by 8 police men to death and the body thrown into Iranaimadu Tank and the case was closed as suicide. But other suspects who were arrested with him revealed about the torture in courts when their case came before the courts.