Armed men rob elderly IDP in Vavuniyaa

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 July 2009, 05:41 GMT]
Unidentified armed men arriving on a motor bicycle robbed several thousand rupees worth gold jewellery from an elderly Internally Displaced Person (IDP) who was released from a Sri Lanka Army (SLA) internment camp in Vavuniyaa and staying with his relatives at Veappangku’lam in Vavuniyaa on the pretext of searching his house. The robbery took place Saturday evening when the elderly IDP came to stay with his relative, media reports said.

He was one of the elderly IDPs released from internment camps to stay with their relatives and friends.

Meanwhile, residents of Vavuniyaa and its suburbs live in fear as housebreaking and robbery by unidentified armed men on the pretext of searching their houses, are on the increase.

 

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