World Vision staffer abducted in Batticaloa
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 06 May 2008, 13:22 GMT]
Unidentified men in a white van, alleged to be Karuna group men, abducted Sunday morning the security officer working with World Vision in Batticaloa at Nochchimunai as he was returning after duty, sources in Batticaloa said. World Vision in Batticaloa, and abductee's relatives appealed to the abductors to release him on humanitarian grounds.
The abducted security officer was identified as S. Muraleetharan, 33, a father of 2 children, and a resident of Old Kalmunai Road, Nochchimunai, Batticaloa.
Though regional sources indicate that it was Karuna group men who had abducted the security offier, information confirming the allegation is not available at present, the sources said.
Kaaththaankudi police are investigating into the abduction.
Nochchimunai is located 5 km south of Batticaloa town.