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Police probing deaths of two undergraduates

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By Norman Palihawadane

Police are probing the mysterious deaths of two undergraduates from the North found hanging by their necks at two different universities yesterday, police said.One body was found at the Katuwawala men’s hostel of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The dead youth was a 24-year-old Arts student of the University. He was from Kayts, Jaffna, police said.

The body was found by his mates, living in the hostel, who alerted the warden. Police said that they had conducted preliminary investigations, and recording of statements from 64 other undergraduates, living in the same hostel, was in progress.

The other body was found in a bathroom of a hostel at the Peradeniya University. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old undergraduate of the Engineering Faculty. He was a resident of Kodikamam, Jaffna, police said.

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