Schoolgirl raped

Place: Colombo | Courtesy: TamilNet
| Date: 19991214

A group of 5, including a Sri Lanka Army deserter, sexually assaulted a 13 year old school girl, in Mawanella about 55 km, east of Colombo on the Kandy road, said sources.

Identifying themselves as CID police, the group entered a house in Mawanella and threatened the parents at gunpoint. They then took the young girl to the kitchen, where she was molested, according to sources.

Only the deserter has been arrested in connection with this assault.

Police sources in Colombo said there have recently been a spate of crimes in the south of the island, either initiated or aided by members of the armed forces and military deserters.