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Protestors stone Jaffna Court; 127 arrested

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A tense situation prevailed at the Jaffna Court premises yesterday when a group of protesters pelted stones at the court building and the police over the rape and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Punkudithivu in Jaffna.

The protesters stoned the court when the suspects in the case were brought to it. The protesters demanded that the authorities hand over the suspects to them. 

Police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. The police reportedly arrested 127 people following the clash, while at least four officers sustained injuries.

Police have arrested nine suspects in connection with the kidnapping, rape and murder of the 18-year-old student, who was on her way to school in Punkudithivu, Jaffna.

The victim’s body was found by the Police following a complaint made by her parents to the Kayts Police that their daughter had not returned home from school.

She was last seen going to school on Wednesday morning. Students and teachers from the school staged a protest over the incident. 

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