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Lankan Dies In Malaysia While Fleeing Airport Kidnappers

Aug 31, 2010 2:11:52 PM - thesundayleader.lk

One Sri Lankan died and two others escaped from their captors after being abducted by a group of four men in a van from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week,  the Sydney Morning Herald reported today.

The three Sri Lankans were abducted whilst attempting to get a cheap ride into the city and were taken to a flat in the suburbs where they were subjected to three days of physical abuse in order to extort their personal details so that a demand for ransom could be made.

One of the Sri Lankans had escaped by jumping off the rooftop of the flat they were held in and the other by police officers who were informed of the incident. The third Sri Lankan who had  jumped out of an open window had fallen to his death.

Malaysian police who have thus far arrested two suspects in connection to the abduction say they believe the  crime to be ‘opportunistic’, and not that of a syndicate operating at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.