Abductee found dead in Colombo

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 September 2006, 23:21 GMT]
An Actuarial Manager of Union Assurance in Colombo was found dead Saturday morning at Thotalanga, Grand Pass in Colombo. The victm, Reginald Jesudasan, 31, son of a retired Tamil Inspector of Police, was abducted Friday around 7:20 p.m. when he left the office.

The victim's body, bearing marks of severe torture, was wrapped up from head to knees with polyethene, Police sources said.

According to friends of the deceased, Mr. Reginald had left the office around 7.20 p.m. Friday and didn't return to his home in Muttakkuliya till 9 p.m.

Family members had called around to check his whereabouts and following day, Friday morning, the dead body was found.

The father of the deceased, a retired Inspector of Police, while in service implicated for allegedly helping the Tigers to obtain a route permit, was later cleared of the charges and released, informed sources said.

There is no trace about the Upcountry people's Front (UPF) Colombo organiser K.Sivakanthan, who was abducted on August 23, UPF sources said.

Since 20th August more than 25 Tamil civilians including females have been abducted in Colombo and its suburbs, only two, ABC Sooriya FM News Manger Kurubaran and MTV employee Thawarasa Nawamali have returned home.


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