By Madura Ranwala
The Kopay police have launched an investigation into an 18-year-old boy committing suicide after some people claimed that he had taken his life demanding the immediate release of political prisoners held in the South.
The police said that the claim had been made on the basis of a letter allegedly written by Sellaiya Rajeswaran Senthuram of Kopay North. The police said that the letter had been handed over to them.
Senthuram committed suicide by jumping before a moving train, plying from Kankasanthurai to Jaffna, at Kokkuvil yesterday morning.
A student studying at Kokkuvil Hindu College, Jaffna in the arts stream he was to sit the GCE A/L examination in 2016.
The police said that they had to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain whether the suicide note had actually been written by the student or any other person with an ulterior motive.
The postmortem was conducted at the Jaffna hospital and the body was handed over to the parents. The deceased had two elder bothers and two younger sisters.