Abducted vehicle-dealer found dead in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 16:50 GMT]
A 28-year-old Tamil male from Thenmaraadchi, Jaffna, who was abducted 9 days ago, was recovered dead from a lone area close to Kanakanpu’liyadi junction, Wednesday, initial reports from the area said. Two men, who had come to the residence of the victim, Mahendran Selvam, a vehicle dealer had took him with them last Monday evening. Thereafter, anonymous callers phoned the victim’s parents who were searching for him and demanded 8 million rupees to release Mr. Mahendran. The killing comes at a time when a terror campaign is let loose in the peninsula.

Mr. Mahendran was a successful dealer of used vehicles. His residence is located in Meesaalai North.

The police, who brought the dead body to Jaffna Teaching Hospital, has refused to provide any details of the victim or how he was killed.

Further details are awaited on the background of the killing.


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