Armed men abduct 2 teenage girls in Vaazhaichcheanai

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 05 March 2008, 12:08 GMT]
Fatigue uniform clad armed men who came in a white van abducted a 16-year-old girl student Monday night around 11:30 from her house in Karungkaalichchoalai in Vaazhaichcheanai police division in Batticaloa district and another 16-year-old girl student from the same area Tuesday night around same time from her house. The armed men had also tried to abduct a young woman from another house in Karungkaalichchoalai but had let her go when she, amidst wails, had begged saying she is married, residents in the area told TamilNet.

The Peaththaalai Meththaveddu police station is located just 500 meters from the place where the white van armed abducted the teen-age girl students.

The girl abducted Monday night is Kunasuntharam Pushparanee, 16, orphaned when her parents died in 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami disaster in Paasikkuda, was living in the care of her elder brother when she was abducted.

Pushparanee is a grade 11 student of Kalkudaa Naamaka’l Viththiyaalayam.

The other girl abducted Tuesday night is Yogananantham Yasothini, 16, is also a grade 11 student in the same school.

Yasothini, whose father has died, was living with her mother at the time of abduction.

Another young woman had cried and pleaded that she is married when armed men arriving in a white van tried to take her away forcibly, in a separate incident in Karungkaalichchoalai. The armed men let her alone.

Tsunami affected people from the villages of Kalkudaa and Paasikkuda in Batticaloa district are resettled in Karungkaalichcholai.

The relatives of the two abducted girls have registered complaints with the Police and also approached the paramilitary camp in Vaazhaicheanai urging help to locate the missing girls.

Karungkaalichcholai is situated 32 km north of Batticaloa town.


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