Four individuals, who had abducted and held a woman captive for ransom, were arrested by the Puvarasankulam Police on Monday morning (13).
The abductors had demanded a ransom of Rs 500,000 from the woman’s daughter, threatening that she was locked up in a house and shot if the ransom was not paid.
Police later arrested the suspects on the pretext of directing the daughter to pay the ransom. They also took the abducted woman into Police custody.
The suspects, aged between 26 and 49, were identified as residents of Vavuniya, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.
The Puvarasankulam Police are conducting further investigations.
By Rebecca Pavey