Two armed men had trespassed into a house in Velanai, at around 11.30 p.m., attacked the house owner and had abducted his wife and had raped her. Police who were informed of the crime, took up a search with the cooperation of the people arrested one person at Mandaitheevu.
On information from the suspect, found the woman around 4.30 a.m. on the next day and arrested a suspect at the spot. The suspects were from Mannar and Mulankavil.
The women and the suspects were subjected to medical examination and the examinations confirmed that women had been violated.
This incident coming closely on the wake of Vidya’s rape and murder had caused much tension in the area.