Paramilitary group intimidates Tamil dailies in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Monday, 11 May 2009, 06:49 GMT]
The paramilitary group operating with Sri Lanka Army (SLA) in Jaffna threatened Jaffna Tamil dailies to refute news published related to the extortion through abduction of girl students in Jaffna peninsula, Colombo media organizations said. Meanwhile, SLA in Jaffna told the media that the particular news had been published though no one has complained to them or the police regarding the extortion.
The parents of the girl students abducted for extortion had been warned by the abductors that their children will be killed if any complaint is made to the authorities, civil sources in Jaffna said.
Incidents of abducted girl students being killed and their bodies dumped along streets and in wells in Trincomalee and Batticaloa in recent times keep the victims of extortion silent, the sources added.