Teenage student abducted for ransom in Thenmaraadchi

[TamilNet, Monday, 15 March 2010, 17:15 GMT]
Unidentified men arriving at the house of a popular merchant in Madaththadi in Chaavakachcheari North abducted his son, a 17-year-old student of a leading educational institution in Jaffna, Sunday night around 11:00 p.m, according to complaints lodged by his father with Chaavakachcheari and Jaffna police stations. The abductors kept demanding 300 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 is not paid, the merchant said. The abductors had mentioned the names of some political parties contesting parliamentary election in Jaffna district while demanding ransom, he further said.

The merchant is the owner of ‘Arul Vinayagar’ shop in Jaffna town which has been dealing in motorcycle spares for a long time.

The mention of the names of political parties raises suspicion of contestants trying to cover their electioneering expenses by extortion.

Involvement of a certain paramilitary group with the backing of Sri Lanka Army (SLA) intelligence unit in this abduction is alleged by civil society sources in Jaffna.

This abduction for ransom in Jaffna peninsula takes place after quite a long time, they said.


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