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Monday, 16 May 2016 - 7:52
Engineer arrested over the Wariyapola abduction case involved in a Pyramid Scheme
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An engineer graduated from the University of Moratuwa was allegedly behind the abduction of a 20-year-old youth in Wariyapola area. Investigations have found that he was involved in a Pyramid Scheme.

He has been taken into police custody.

Another suspect who was arrested, was employed as a supervisor at a garment factory.

Police investigations are currently underway to arrest four others who are believed to have been involved in the abduction.

Meanwhile, the youth who was abducted for a 20 million rupees ransom was found in Nikaweratiya last morning.

The youth from Wariyapola was abducted on the 12th May, while he was returning home from his father’s shop, by a group on a white hybrid motor vehicle.

Later one of the abductors called the father of the youth and demanded a 20 million rupees ransom.

A broad investigation commenced following a complaint lodged with Wariyapola Police. 

Based on the directions of the police, the relatives of the youth took measures to collect the required sum, and the abductors were informed of such.

The group then informed relatives of the youth to handover the money at various locations around the Kurunegala district, but continued to elude each time.

Meanwhile, following a tipoff received by the police, an owner of a hybrid vehicle was arrested in the Wariyapola area.

After questioning the suspect, police unraveled information of 6 other persons connected to the abduction incident.

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