Refugee girl’s body washes ashore

Place: Tamil Nadu | Courtesy: Chennai Online
| Date: 20000709

Rameswaram, July 8: Police today found the body of a 16-year-old Sri Lankan refugee girl, who had been reported missing after a batch of refugees from Trincomalee reached here on July 6.

The body of the girl, Kumudhini, washed ashore at Arichamunai and was identified by her husband.

While 17 of the refugees managed to swim to safety after they were abandoned in the waters off Danushkodi well past midnight, the girl was found missing.

Police have arrested one of the four persons who had taken them in a mechanised fishing boat to Danushkodi and are on the look-out for the others.

The body has been sent for post-mortem. (UNI)