Fifteen inmates of Boganallur refugee camp in Tamil Nadu are reportedly missing since last Friday.
During the fortnightly inspection that was conducted in the refugee camp at Boga-nallur near Kadaya-nallur yesterday, revenue officials discovered that 15 of the 139 Sri Lankan refugee families in the camp were missing.
Based on the complaint filed with the Chokkampatti police in this connection, police are investigating the case.
Since Sri Lankan refugees are illegally migrating to Australia by sea police suspect that the missing inmates of Boga-nallur refugee camp might have followed suit.
However, other inmates of the camp claim that the missing members of Boganallur camp were employed as labourers and would return to the camp within a day or two.