Two arrested over abduction of minor

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Two persons were arrested in a joint operation, between the Police and the Police Special Task Force, in Udakirawa for abducting a 14-year-old girl.

The arrests were made on 11 August in the Udakiruwa reserve in the Lunugala Police division. The two arrested suspects are aged 18 and 53-year-old residents of Lunugala and Beruwala. The two suspects were found by the Police while they were hiding the victim in the Udakiruwa reserve for eight days.

After arresting the two suspects and handing them over to the Lunugala Police for further investigations, the Police said that the victim was admitted to the Lunugala Hospital. It was revealed the victim had been kidnapped on 3 August.

Meanwhile, a group of Police lifeguards have managed to safely rescue two young women who were being swept away by the sea waves. According to the Police, the incident took place at the Nilaveli beach, Trincomalee. The two young women were aged 21 and 22 and residents of Anuradhapura.

After being rescued, the two girls were admitted to the Nilaveli Hospital after being given first aid, Police said.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi