Paramilitary abducts familes of recruits

[TamilNet, Saturday, 15 November 2008, 14:24 GMT]
Armed men of a TMVP faction have abducted nine members of two families at Pankduaave'li Friday morning following an attack on Pankudaave'li camp of the paramilitary Thursday night. The victims were said to be family members of two of seven paramilitary operatives who disappeared from the mini-camp. Tension prevails in the area following the abductions. At least three children were among the abductees. The abductions come following a joint search by the Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) and the TMVP paramilitary.

9 civilians belonging to two families have been reported abducted by paramilitary men who arrived in a white van at Chinna Colony in Pankuaave'li.

Paalapodi Sengamalam, 40, Sivalingam Vimalathevi, 22, Lingeswaran Januba, 10, Lingeswaran Janurajan, 8, Selvarajah Thevarajah, 42, Muththiah Rasaththi, 40, Thevarasa Kumar, 25, Thevarasa Suman, 14 and Thevarasa Sumenthiran, 17, were the abducted civilians, according to the neighbours in the area.


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