An unidentified gang which kidnapped a 15-year-old daughter of a millionaire Tamil businessman in Negombo yesterday is demanding a ransom of Rs.4 million for her release, police said.
They said the businessman`s daughter and her elder brother were abducted near their house by a gang that came in a van while returning home after school around 1.30pm.
Negombo police said the businessman`s son had managed to escape from the abductors and return home to inform about the ordeal.
Shortly after the abduction the businessman had received an anonymous call demanding Rs.4 million for her release.
Negombo police Inspector D. W. Silva said they had already deployed a special team to track down the suspects.