Two young boys were abducted in Puttalam last night and were later freed after being assaulted.
According to the police the two brothers, aged 17 and 18, were abducted by a group travelling in a jeep.
The father of the two children had lodged a complaint with the police over the abduction.
Some two hours after the abduction the two boys were dropped off on the road in Puttalam.
The police said that both boys had been severely assaulted before being set free.
Initial investigations revealed that a love affair involving one of the boys was the cause for the abduction and assault.
There is also suspicion that the vehicle used in the abduction belonged to a politician in the area.
The Puttalam police are conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette)