posted on Oct, 31 2009 @ 02:28 AM
Bambalapitiya is in Sri Lanka: the victim's name is Balawarnam Sivakumar.
One of the policemen involved has surrendered yesterday, according to the latest news that i've found.
Policeman involved in youth's drowning in Sri Lanka capital surrenders
ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Oct 30, Colombo: A policeman directly involved in an attack that led to the drowning of a youth in Bambalapitiya yesterday surrendered to the
Bambalapitiya police this afternoon, the police said.
Reportedly the policeman attached to the Bambalapitiya Police was among a group of people who attacked the youth. The youth's body was washed ashore
Police spokesman Senior DIG Nimal Mediwaka said the policeman was not in uniform at the time and he has allegedly aided the attackers.
Colombo Crime Division is conducting investigations to apprehend the other culprits, the spokesman said.
Coverage from Daily Mirror
Yes, it's 100% murder, regardless what happened before: of course the video is disturbing, but if stuff like this helps to get some justice, then
it's welcome, imo.
It caught my attention because something similar has just happened in Italy: basically a young drug dealer was arrested, and at the moment of the
arrest he was healthy: no one knows how it has happened, but he died, while in custody . Eight days after his body was returned to his relatives with
broken vertebras and other bones, an horrible injury in the area of an eye, marks of beatings everywhere. No one has yet been able to explain what
happened to him, but the story that they were trying to tell is that the guy slipped and fell. Then, his relatives took some shocking decision: they
published some photos of the body, (now they can be found all over in italian newspapers, but I won't post the link
While shocking, i think that their decision was the best possible to take, otherwise there weren't many chances to have some justice: now, after the
scandal, there are some ongoing investigations for what we could roughly translate as "possible manslaughter" (litterally would be involontary
murder), but let's say that it's less severe than some second degree murder: despite no one yet knows what happened, they are already assuming that
no one has some straight fault, while the only thing actually sure is that it has been a murder.