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Police probing skeletal remains found in Pannai in Jaffna

ECONOMYNEXT – Skeletal remains found near a temple in Jaffna are now with the Medical Officer for the forensic medical test and dating of the bones, Police Media said.

Police said the bones were found near the Pannai Kali Hindu temple along with clothes of a woman, toothbrush and paste, powder tin and a comb.

The first set of bones was found on August 14 when the land was being prepared for construction.

Jaffna Police said after the acting Magistrate T.V. Shivalingham inspected the place and he ordered further investigations another set of bones that believes to be a pair of legs were found from the place on August 18.

Police said the digging of the area stopped after no further bones were found.

The further investigations are being done by the Jaffna Police, Jaffna Magistrate A.S. Peterpaul and a team of archaeologists in Jaffna.  (Colombo/ Aug 20/2020)

Reported by Chanka Jayasinghe