Monday, September 5, 2011
Suspect remanded over rape at school ( Video )
An Air Force deserter, along with nine others, has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 10 year old girl at Royal College at Thelijjawila in Matara.
The suspects were produced before Matara additional magistrate Dulani Amarasinghe.
The main suspect, 30-year-old father of one Buddhika Nuwan Kumara, and five others were remanded until September 14, while the others were released on Rs. 100,000 bails each.
A medical report has indicated that five of them were under the influence at the time of the incident, as a liquor party had been underway. The suspects include several examination officials and two watchers of the school, which has served as a GCE Advanced Level examination and coordination centre.
The sexually abused girl is in serious condition at Matara General Hospital.
She had accompanied her mother and sister to clean classrooms, when she had been lured by the ex-AF man and raped.
Education ministry secretary H.M. Gunasekara said a team of officials from Colombo would leave today (Sept. 05) to investigate the incident.
The Education Minister has instructed that the law be strictly enforced against those responsible.
The education officials involved will be suspended, said the Ministry secretary.
source : srilankamirror