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Tamil businessman released after torture



Tamil businessman(Krishnasamy Ratheesan) 36 year-old. who was reported missing on 12 October in Ki'linochchi, returned home with internal injuries and symptoms of shocked. Refusing to comment anything on who the culprits were and why they abducted him and subjected him to torture, the father of one chose to seek legal protection through the police in Ki'linochchiMr Ratheesan hails from the family of Mr Ratheesan filed a complaint on 12 October with the Sri Lankan Police in Ki'linochchi as they feared the ‘Terrorist Investigation Division’ was behind the abduction-style ‘arrest’. But, the Police said they were not aware of any arrest by the TID. Sources in Ki'linochchi said. So-called white-van squads operated by the Sri Lankan military intelligence were behind similar abductions in the past, especially during the times of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the ‘Defence Secretary’ of the occupying Sri Lankan military. The latest abduction has raised alarms among the business community in the North-East. Idaik-ku'richchi in Vara'ni, Thenmaraadchi was earlier associated with the freedom movement of Eezham Tamils. After 2009, he has been running at least 14 different businesses coordinating everything from his office at Ki'linochchi. 
He was reported missing after he left the office on 12 October.

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