Woman abducted for ransom, four held | Daily News

Woman abducted for ransom, four held

A woman abducted yesterday in the Poovarasankulam area in Vavuniya, for a ransom, was set free by police and her abductors arrested, police said. The incident took place yesterday. The suspects had called the abducted woman’s daughter and demanded a ransom of Rs. 500,000 in exchange for her return. The suspects threatened to shoot the woman if the ransom was not paid. The woman’s daughter had informed the police about the ransom demand.

The suspects have since been arrested by the police on suspicion of money laundering. Police have also rescued the woman who was abducted.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction. The suspects are aged 26 and 49 and are from the Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu areas. The suspects will be produced before the Vavuniya Magistrate’s Court and Poovarasankulam Police are conducting further investigations into this case.

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