Court orders remains of Batti bomber to be exhumed

The Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court today ordered the Police to exhume and relocate the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber buried in a public cemetery in Batticaloa.

Hundreds of people, including the relatives of those killed in the attack at the Zion Church in Batticaloa, protested this week over the burial of the militant in a Hindu cemetery nearby, saying it hurt their sentiments.

The bomber was buried in a Hindu public cemetery after Muslims refused to allow his burial in a community graveyard.

The Police say following the court order the remains will be exhumed on Monday and kept in a mortuary until the government agent finds a suitable place to bury them.

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