A suspect who allegedly abducted a 17-year-old youth with the aim of obtaining a ransom has been arrested by police last night.

According to Police Media Unit, the victim, a youth from a Tsunami village in Hiralugoda, Akmeemana had been allegedly abducted by the suspect, who took him away on a three-wheeler.

However, upon receiving information of the crime, the Galle Harbor Police were later able to stop the three-wheeler with the suspect and the victim. The suspect has been handed over to Akmeemana police for further investigations.