20 Tamil youths abducted in Eravur Police area

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 12:12 GMT]
At least twenty Tamil youths were abducted Monday evening by unidentified persons who came in a white coloured van. The abduction took place in several villages including Santhiveli, Murakoddanchenai, Sithandy, Mawadivembu, Vantharumoolai and Kaluwankerni in the Eravur police division in Batticaloa district. However only parents of five abducted youths- Giritharan Sulojan, 22, Sinnathurai Siventhran, 15, Ilayathamby Raveendran, 18 and Ramalingam Vethanayagam, 36 of Santhiveli and Krishnapillai Sivamoorthy, 17 of Sithandy have lodged complaints with the Eravur Police Tuesday morning, sources said.

Sources said these twenty youths were abducted when they were playing with their friends near Vishnu Temple surroundings. About fifteen unidentified armed men who came in a van abducted them at gunpoint.


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