Muslim youth abducted in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 October 2006, 00:55 GMT]
Unidentified gunmen in a white van abducted a Muslim youth Tuesday around 7:00 p.m from his home at Kavathamunai MPCS road in Valaichenai police division in Batticaloa, said Valaichenai police. Relatives of the victim, Mohamed Thaheem 21, a trader, have registered a complaint with the Valaichenai police.

Local residents speculated local business related dispute might have been the reason for the abduction.

Meanwhile, a fisherman from Thalavai in Eravur police division in Batticaloa was abducted Saturday.

Number of abductions by armed men in the Batticaloa district have increased at an alarming rate, said civil society sources.

Valaichenai is located 30 km north of Batticaloa town.

 

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