Abducted undergrad released after torture in Chavakachcheri

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 April 2007, 11:22 GMT]
A 23-year-old final year arts faculty student of Jaffna University, abducted by alleged Military Intelligence operatives of the Sri Lanka Army, stationed at Post Office Road in Chavakachchaeri was released Monday after severe torture for three days. The tortured victim, Vijayarajah Vijayarooban, was abducted Friday at a private tuition centre located near the A9 road inside the SLA militarized High Security Zone in Chavakacheri town where he was working as a part time teacher.

Mr. Vijayarooban was brought in a white van, in tortured state, and pushed down out of the van Monday around 11:00 a.m. at the place from where he was abducted last Firday, his father said.

On Friday, military men in civil cloths came in a white van and abducted Vijayaroopan, who was standing outside the private education centre.

The director of the education centre had been abducted earlier and Vijayaroopan, was performing the duties of the abducted director, according to the family of the missing director. They have lodged a complaint to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission in Jaffna.

Vijayarooban, admitted to Chavakachcheri hospital is a native of Kachchai in Kodikaamam.

A Jaffna University final year student was recently shot and killed in Chavakacheri hospital surroundings.


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