[TamilNet, Friday, 03 July 1998, 23:59 GMT]
A school girl was abducted this afternoon from a leading school in Vantharamoolai, 15 km south of Batticaloa, and taken to Eravur, 12 km north of Batticaloa, before she was rescued, said sources Batticaloa.
She was abducted from a location near the school and driven off in a car with three occupants. Her screams, however, alerted members of the public and a motorcyclist gave chase.
The motorcyclist later saw the girl and her captors halting the vehicle in Eravur. Local police freed the girl, said sources.
It is believed that the girl was abducted over a love affair. The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organisation (TELO) has intervened in the matter in an attempt to settle it, said sources.