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Class-teacher arrested for molesting tiny girls

By Correspondent

A class-teacher of a popular school in Kauduluwewa in Medirigiriya, has been arrested by Medirigiriya police on Tuesday on suspicion of molesting two 9-year-old schoolgirls, ‘Lakbima’ reported.

According to information obtained by the police, the suspect has molested the young women in the pretense of studying their books by calling them one by one to his class-room’s teacher table.

Zonal Director of Education, who was tipped off of the incident, had complained to the police to look into the issue.

The suspect, who was a father of three, was also alleged for molestation of the other girls too in the same classroom and police are conducting investigations to find the fact.

He was due to be produced before courts.

An ex-Council Chairman arrested for rape attempt

Navagaththegama police said that they caught the ex-Chairman of Navagaththegama Town Council on Monday on a complaint filed regarding an attempted rape of a 19-year-old young woman, ‘Lankadeepa’ reported.

The suspect, who had come to the home of the young woman on Sunday night, when chatting with her for a spell, had realized that she was resting alone in the house.

The young woman in her complaint filed at the police on the same night, had said that the suspect had suddenly embraced her and when she screamed, had run away from the house.

Police stated that the victim’s father had passed away some time back.

The suspect was due to be produced before the Puttalam Magistrate Courts after questioning.