Jun 06, 2018

Youth arrested over rape of 12-yr old

A 20-year-old youth was arrested by the Puttalam Police for allegedly raping a 12 years and six months old school girl.

The school girl is a resident of Manaweriya, Puttalam.

It is said that the victim and the suspect had been romantically involved and the suspect had visited the girl at her residence on May 29. The two had been talking for a while and had later gone to the Sellakandal reserve near the girl’s home. They had later had later made love, the preliminary investigations had revealed.

The girl had shared her experience with another person in the village, and the word had spread and the girl’s mother had come to know about what had happened. However, the mother had not taken any action regarding the incident and the villagers had later notified the Child Rights Development Officer at the District Secretariat office.

The Child Rights officer had summoned the mother and daughter to her office and having questioned them about the incident, had taken measures to notify the police.

Subsequent to investigations, the police had arrested the suspect and the girl was sent to the Puttalam hospital for a medical examination.

The Puttalam Police is conducting further investigations.

Pix by Jude Samantha – Puttalam Corr.

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