|LTTE arrests father for failing to hand over son
A complaint was made to the Eravur police that father was abducted in reprisal by the LTTE, as he failed to hand over his son to the Tigers. The Sri Lanka Army website reported that a complaint was made by the spouse that the husband was taken Thursday from his residence
The reports said:
"A complaint lodged at Eravur Police Station by a female stated that her husband was abducted by LTTE in the general area of Mavadivembu, about 19 km northwest of Batticaloa town on 27 February 2003 around 11.30 a.m.
The complainant, Kitanapillai Thavamane (40) of Co-operative Road, Mavadivembu, Sittandy in her complaint to the Eravur Police station on 27 February around 3.30 p.m. said that her husband had been abducted whilst he was at his residence.
The victim Kitanapillai Gopalan (42) was a labourer. According to the complainant, four LTTE cadres visited the residence of the said victim and demanded the surrender of their son to the LTTE but both parents vehemently opposed to their demand.
The victim and his wife also claimed that their son was not available at home.
Later, the LTTE cadres had forcibly abducted Kitanapillai Gopalan and taken away to Mavadivembu LTTE camp.
Steps have been taken by the Security Forces to inform the matter to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in Batticaloa. Eravur Police station are making inquiries.
Meanwhile in another incident a teenager was threatened with death and severely assaulted by an LTTE cadre and two others in Akkaraipattu.
The boy was assaulted at his own house.
A complaint made to the Akkaraipattu Police station by Pullendran Wasanthan (19) of Alaradivembu Rd., Sinnakulam, Akkaraipattu claimed that he was threatened with death and badly beaten on 25 February around 9.00 p.m. by an LTTE cadre, called GOPAL attached to the LTTE office at Alayadivembu while he was at his residence in the general area of Akkaraipattu.
The complainant further stated that two more persons whom he could not identify also joined the LTTE assailant in their assault on him after he was threatened with death.
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has been informed of the incident.
Akkaraipattu Police are conducting investigations.
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