2ND LEAD (UPDATE)
School principal not kidnapped, says son
[TamilNet, Thursday, 02 February 2006, 15:45 GMT]
Mr. Arunkumar, son of Mr. M. Thavarasa, the principal of Valaichenai Hindu College, who was reported kidnapped Thursday noon, denied the reports that his father was kidnapped.
Mr.M. Thavarasa, 56, and a father of 3 childran was seen working at the school around 11 a.m. and have not been seen since then.
Arunkumar said his father was safe, but declined to confirm the return of his father.
Mr Thavarasa was appointed as Principal to Valaichenai Hindu college in 1988 and lives in Batticaloa town.
Valaichenai is located 32 km north of Batticaloa town.