Youth stages abduction to gain asylum in Australia

Youth stages abduction to gain asylum in Australia

December 29, 2013   03:46 pm

A 22-year-old youth has been arrested in Mullaitivu for allegedly misleading police by staging his own abduction, with the intention of seeking asylum in Australia.

The youth’s father had lodged a complaint with Point Pedro Police on December 26 alleging that his son had been abducted by an unknown group.

Following investigations conducted into the complaint, police found the youth hiding at the residence of a friend in Mullaitivu.

He was arrested and interrogated, upon which it was uncovered that he had ridden the bus to his friend’s home on December 26 and that a false complaint was made through his father, in order to portray a threat to his life, with the intention of seeking asylum in Australia. 

Point Pedro Police is conducting further investigations, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

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