Colombo Telegraph

TID Further Victimized Assaulted Tamil Student

Sabaragamuwa university students claim attempts are underway by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) to intimidate their colleague – Shanthikumar Sudharshan who was assaulted and cut early last week by an unidentified group, into admitting the cut injuries are self-inflicted.

SB – Minister Higher Education

The University Students group claim they have received information to believe victimized Sudharshan, a resident of Kilinochchi who was arrested by the TID on Saturday morning while he was receiving treatment at the Rathnapura hospital, has been heavily intimidated into confessing the cut injuries are self inflicted.

Meanwhile, the TID had visited the University premises yesterday along with Sudharshan and have claimed to have uncovered several leads, which several Police and CID teams had not been able to discover during the days they searched the area to which allegedly includes a piece of a blade.

“The medical reports have concluded the cuts had been inflicted from a paper cutter. But the TID is now attempting to prove Sudharshan cut himself with a blade,” the students complain.

The TID has been remaining in the university premises and have interrogated three other students so far to which includes two of Sudharshan’s roommates and a third year student of Tamil ethnicity.

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