Body of abducted student for ransom in Thenmaraadchi recovered

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 March 2010, 18:00 GMT]
Chaavakachcheari police recovered Saturday the body of the 17-year-old student who was abducted from his house in Madaththadi in Chaavakachcheari North on 14 March for a ransom of 30 million rupees, from the backyard of a house on Dutch Road in Chaavakachcheari, sources in Jaffna said. The body was recovered from the plantain garden in the backyard of one of the three friends of the victim arrested and detained in Jaffna prison, the sources added.

Unidentified men arriving at the house of Thiruchelvam, a popular merchant in Madaththadi in Chaavakachcheari North abducted his son, Kapilnath, 17, student of a leading educational institution in Jaffna.

The abductors had kept demanding 30 million rupees as ransom to release the boy using various phones from the time of abduction until Monday dawn and had threatened to kill the boy if the money was not paid, according to the merchant.

The abductors had mentioned the names of some political parties contesting parliamentary election in Jaffna district while demanding ransom, he further said.

The search for the abducted boy had been going on for two weeks.

Kapilnath’s body was exhumed in the presence of Chaavakachcheari Magistrate, N. Pirapakaran and Judicial Medical Officer Saturday from the plantain garden in the backyard of the house on Dutch road.

Sri Lanka Army soldiers and police deployed in larger numbers are engaged in a large scale in Dutch road area in Chaavakachcheari.


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