Tamil youth abducted in Muttur

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 May 2006, 10:55 GMT]
Mr.Mathavarajah Sathananthan, 26, of Kadatkaraichchenai in Muttur east was abducted Saturday morning around 9:00 a.m. by a group of unidentified persons in a white-coloured van from the Muttur jetty when he was waiting to travel to Trincomalee town by ferry with his wife. This incident was witnessed by several members of the public who were present at the site, civil sources said.

Mr. Sathananthan was first checked by the Sri Lanka Police and the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) who have been guarding the Muttur jetty. Later Mr.Sathananthan was escorted by SLN soldiers and thereafter he was forcibly taken by a group of persons in the van, sources said.

His stranded wife immediately brought this incident to the notice of the security force personnel present at the site who ignored her pleas, sources said.


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