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* Sri Lankan youth stages his own abduction to seek asylum in Australia
Mon, Dec 30, 2013, 10:11 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 30, Jaffna: Sri Lanka police have arrested a Tamil youth from Jaffna for staging his own abduction and misleading the police.

The police say the 22-year-old youth from Jaffna has claimed that he was abducted by four men in a white van while hiding in a friend's house in Mullativu.

Upon interrogation the police have found that the youth took a bus from Jaffna to Mullaitivu and sent a SMS to his father in Jaffna claiming that he was abducted by four men in motorcycles. Later the men have switched to a white van and taken him to Mullaitivu, the youth had claimed.

The father had lodged a complaint at Point Pedro police on December 26 alleging that his osn has been abducted by an unknown group of four men.

Further investigations have found the youth hiding in the friend's houses and had made the abduction story intending to seek asylum in Australia, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

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