White van armed men abduct Tamil trader in Ampaa’rai
[TamilNet, Friday, 17 April 2009, 07:25 GMT]
Unidentified armed men arriving in a white van Wednesday night forcibly took away a young Tamil trader from Akkaraipattu in Ampaa’rai district as he was on his way to his shop, according to a complaint made by his wife to Akkaraipattu police.
The abducted trader is Balasubramaniam Kugathasan, 30, the father of two children and a resident of Koa’laavil in Akkaraipattu.
Many Tamil youths in Akkaraipattu have been abducted in recent times and their fate remains unknown, relatives of the abductees said in their complaints to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Ampaa’rai district parliamentarians.