Indian HC refuses body

30 June 2010 06:20 am - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jude Samantha

The Indian High Commission today refused to accept the body of an Indian national who had been killed and dumped on the beach in Mundalama on Sunday allegedly by a senior CID officer and a businessman from Wellawatta.

A representative of the Indian High Commission who was present at the JMO inquest refused to accept the body stating that the High Commission did not have facilities to preserve the body until the victim’s relations arrived. 
It is alleged that the CID officer and the Colombo businessman had taken the Indian national’s body to Mundalama in a double cab and left it on the beach.

Investigations into the death are continuing. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 23

  • rraamm Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:04 AM

    We have a might army and shall do

    Buddhi Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:51 AM

    "I think India should send the Army to capture those two criminals"

    If that so, SL might need to deploy a SL army regiment in middle east countries.

    Thomas Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:57 AM

    Where are you living man. Indian High Commission or for that matter any Embassy do not accept dead bodies. This murder took place in Sri Lanka, and it is the responsibility of GOSL to arrange the remains , with compensation sent to the next of kin in India, with due assistance from India.


    Thomas Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:58 AM

    GOSL trying to pass the buck

    Ruwan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:58 AM

    Merical of Asia, who will be punished..?

    sfk Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:03 AM

    Chaninda! dont be so pround ! please note that a member of so called guardian of rule of law (police) has involvement in this crime

    malkanthi Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:08 AM

    Disgrace???? you dont define this by such stupid incidents!!

    spark Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:11 AM

    You are wrong, it was the villages who detected the dumping and spoon fed the police to arrrest them.

    Isuru Wednesday, 30 June 2010 08:58 AM

    All over the world these things are happening. Are you from Mars?

    Mike Brown Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:27 AM

    So, did the Police arrest the CID officer and the businessman. I am not sure? That is justice, Sri Lankan style. I think India should send the Army to capture those two criminals.

    ajith Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:42 AM

    The CID officer and the Businessman can take turns and keep the body at their homes.
    The culprits should be brought to books and compensation should be paid to victims family.

    Wasantha Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:26 PM

    At last he was killed by a Sri Lankan. That black mark cannot be erased forever.We should bear all the expenses including the victim's relations. Give due respect for the dead guy.

    citizen1 Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:46 AM

    Have they never heard of embalming? The whole affair is very odd indeed!

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:48 AM

    This is pretty obvious. Indian High Commission is not a body of funeral undertakers.. Just imagine, if you keep on sending all the cadavers to the Indian High Commission. This is extremely unprofessional. Funny cops.

    Lankan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:30 PM

    Status of law & order in Sri Lanka

    DireStraits Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:49 AM

    Investigations will continue till either time ceases to exist or the dead man is reborn, which ever comes first just like how the death of others such as the former editor of the sunday leader is being 'investigated'.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:50 AM

    What a disgrace to a country which claims to be a super hero in Asia?

    s.divya Wednesday, 30 June 2010 01:36 PM

    if it is gujarati or bengali or malayalee these people will immediately make arrangements to send the body back home...unfortunately it is of tamil no need

    Chaminda Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:59 AM

    FYI. Both suspects are arrested. It is SL Police who had captured them.

    sunilp Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:10 AM


    Ruwan Ferdinandez Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:11 AM

    The CID chief Inspector and the businessman are now in custody. It is not only them but the businessman's wife who informed the police of the dissapearence of the guy is also in custody.

    Ishan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:16 AM

    One of my relatives recently died overseas. The police conducted their inquiries, and informed the embassy which in turn contacted the next of kin in sri lanka. This is the normal formal channel, which has to be preserved in order that the death be recorded in Sri Lanka and a death certificate duly issued, according to my understanding.

    I believe this is the same procedure that is being followed in this case. I think the embassy is being handed over the body as their is not yet a next of kin to claim it, and the reason the embassy has refused custody is probably because they are waiting for the next of kin, and are not repatriating.

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