Dankotuwa Police have arrested a 30 year old man under the charges of raping his 09 year old daughter.
The child has told the police that she was raped by her father within a time period of Jan. 13 - 21.
The suspect has taken a second wife after the first wife left him. The child has lived with the father and her stepmother.
The man had initially committed the crime when his wife was in hospital expecting a child. He had raped her again, threatening not to reveal this to anyone.
The child has been admitted to the Dankotuwa District Hospital for a medical checkup while the suspect is to be produced before the Marawila District Courts.