2 teens, one married youth abducted within 24 hours in Jaffna

[TamilNet, Saturday, 24 March 2007, 00:09 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) troopers, arriving in Buffel Armoured Personnel Carrier and motorbikes accompanied by armed men in a white van, forcibly abducted a youth and a 16 year old student at gunpoint from the youth's house at Vayatkarai Lane in Vannarpannai, Jaffna, Thursday night, according to family members of the abductees.

The abducted youth Masilamany Ajanthan, 24, is married and the abducted student, Vigneswaran Krishanthan, 16, is a student at Jaffna Illayathamby Vidyalayam. The latter, a relative and neighbour of Ajanthan, had come to Ajanthan's house to get help with his lessons, the sources said.

The second teenager abducted is Nirmalanathan Mayooran, 19, an employee of Periannai Church in Jaffna.

Unidentified armed men on motorbikes waylaid Mayooran and abducted him at gunpoint as he was coming out of his house at Bankshall street in Jaffna town, Friday around 12:10 p.m, his family members said.

Meanwhile, Meikandathevar, 47, from Mirusuvil north, admitted to Jaffna Teaching hospital with serious gunshot wounds, succumbed to his injuries Thursday night.


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