The Kattankudy Police arrested a group of people who had abducted a family from Batticaloa on information they had received. They had arrived in a white van 56 -3751 and abducted the family of three stating they were from the Sri Lanka Army.
The group when stopped at the checkpoint at Manmunai had said that they were from the Akkaraipattu Army camp. On further questioning it had transpired that they were a group of civilians from Akkaraipattu and Komari and had abducted the family due to a financial dispute.
Kattankudy Police are conducting further inquiries to find out whether this group is responsible for other abductions carried out.