Armed men demand abductee handed over to them, in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Friday, 01 August 2008, 10:37 GMT]
Unidentified armed men had abducted a 15-year-old boy on 20 July 2007 after the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) offensive in Vaakarai and had released him on 18.04.2008. The boy, abducted again on 24 June 2008, was shot at on 21 July 2008 and admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital with gunshot injuries on the same day, according to complaints made to Vaakarai, Vaazhaichcheanai police stations and Batticaloa Human Rights Commission (HRC).

The boy is identified as Suntharalingam Kunathasan of Ampanththanaavea’li, in Kathiravea’li area in Batticaloa district.

Kunathasan is under treatment in Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

The abductors are now demanding the relatives to hand over the boy back to them.

Meanwhile, unidentified armed men in a white van had abducted a labourer and another man on 26.05.2006 at Thannaamunai area in Cahavukkadi, according to complaints made to Ea’raavoor police and HRC Batticaloa.

The abductees are identified as Subramaniam Krishnamoorthy, labourer by profession and a father of one child, and Ananth.

The fate of these two men remains unknown.


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