Student abductions terrify Batticaloa parents

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 June 2006, 08:40 GMT]
Unidentified paramilitary gunmen in a white van and riding motor bike chased and abducted 6 students walking along the road in front of Iruthyapuram Sacred Heart Church in Batticaloa Thursday evening around 4.50 p.m, said residents in the area. 30 students in the Batticaloa region have been abducted in the past, civil society sources said.

The white van had the registration number 259-1259.

The students were abducted 150 meters from the Police station on the Iruthayapuram Selva road. They were on their way to Valaichenai from Batticlaoa town after having attending private tuition classes, said sources.

This incident took place 1 km north of the Batticaloa town


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