Prabhakaran son's killing: Gruesome video screened


Sri Lanka, Mar 16: The shocking video released by Britain's Channel 4 over the Sri Lanka war crimes has left everyone stunned after the gruesome series of heart wrenching images were screened on Wednesday.

The 50 minute film based on controversial documentary-Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished shows flies abuzzing over the dead bodies of children; a mother sitting near her dying children crying inconsolably; a man shouting for help while carrying his wounded child; hospitals full of wounded civilians; people trapped without medicine or food and allegedly a "trophy videos" of captured Tamil rebels that includes Balachandran, the 12-year-old son of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran  "executed" by cruel Sri Lankan forces. [See Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presenting Budget 2012-13]

The most controversial scene of the film is the footage which shows the bullet ridden body of Balachandran. It shows the 12-year-old kid lying on ground with five bullets holes in his chest. According to the film, Balachandran was "brutally executed".

The movie also shows Balachandran's bodyguards lying besides him. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka earlier expressed its doubts over the "authenticity" of the video.

Callum McCrae, producer and director of the movie however, said that the video's authenticity was checked by a leading "forensic pathologist" Professor Derrick Pounder.

"This is murder. No doubt about it," said Prof Pounder.

The video invited world-wide criticism after it surfaced. It brings to light evidence of war crimes against Tamils in Sri Lanka.

It also questions "how did the world let it happen?" and appeals to the United Nations and the international community to make sure that the victims are meted out justice and "the victims are not forgotten".

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