Razeek group displays two bodies

[TamilNet, Thursday, 18 December 1997, 23:59 GMT]
The Razeek group which went to Thalavai yesterday returned to their camp in Batticaloa town this afternoon with the bodies of two youths whom the group had shot dead in an ambush in the early hours of the morning today.

The Razeek group claims that the boys were LTTE operatives working in the Thalavai area and that a grenade was recovered from the possession of one of them.

The Razeek group claims that the boys were LTTE operatives working in the Thalavai area and that a grenade was recovered from the possession of one of them.

The public passing by the camp are being shown the two bodies which are on display in Razeek's camp.

Sources in Batticaloa said this evening that the bodies would be handed over to the Batticaloa hospital nearby tomorrow after they begin to decompose tonight. The hospital will then hand them over to the ICRC.

The Razeek group is doing this to create fear among potential young recruits said the sources who were sceptical that the two boys killed in Thalavai are members of the LTTE.


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