Kidnapped individual released in Bentota

Kidnapped individual released in Bentota

Written by Bella Dalima

22 Jan, 2014 | 10:03 pm

An individual who was allegedly kidnapped by a group of people was found  on Wednesday.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the kidnapped individual was released in the Bentota area on Tuesday night.

The victim has informed the police that on January 4, a group of people took him in a van stating that they required him to give a statement.

He was released early last morning in Bentota after being held hostage in a lonely house for eighteen days.

The victim has been identified as Anura Soysa who is a driving instructor and a resident of Boossa.

Anura Soysa said; “I dont know to which part of the country I was taken to. When I was taken there they put me into a room. I was in that room right throughout until I was brought back. I had to eat, bathe and even use the bathroom in that room. But these people did not assault me. I was only asked if I sell drugs and if I extort money. If I am a person like that,  I do not have to do a job that pays me 25,000 rupees. I do not know what route they used to bring me back as I was blindfolded.”

After his disappearance the residents in the area protested on January 7 and 11. The flow of motor traffic on the Galle-Colombo main road was also hindered due to the protests held on the 11th.


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