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03 December 2023

Facebook pics drive schoolgirl to suicide

By Correspondent

A schoolgirl committed suicide in Sri Lanka on Wednesday after the school principal scolded her severely over her picture that appeared on Facebook, local media has reported.

The girl, second in a family of three daughters, was preparing to sit for her O-level examinations this year.

On the day of the incident, the young girl had stayed back at home without going to school and had then hanged herself on a crossbar inside a room using some clothes as a cord.

It has been reported that someone had informed the principal that the girl’s photographs in school uniform were appearing on two social media networks. After browsing the websites, the principal had scolded her severely and had also directed her to counselling conducted at the school.

In a letter written to her father, the girl said she had become depressed after the principal warned her before a large gathering at the school after her photograph was published in Facebook.

Monk accused of raping mother of three

A Buddhist monk has been remanded to police custody in Sri Lanka on suspicion of raping a 58-year-old mother of three, the ‘Lankadeepa’ reported.

The police report to the court said the woman had lodged a complaint the monk had taken her forcibly into a room in a temple and raped her when she had gone there to discuss building a ‘flower bench’ with him.

At first she did not reveal the incident to anyone out of fear but later told about it to a close friend with whom she came to the police to lodge a complaint.

The complainant has been sent to a hospital for medical examination.

Schoolboy rapes girl student inside hostel

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested an 18-year-old schoolboy on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl student inside the school hostel, the ‘Lakbima’ reported.

The girl is a Grade 10 student of a school in Anamaduwa while the boy is a Grade 12 student in the same school. Both had started a love affair some weeks ago.

In her statement to the police, the girl stated that when she went to Anamaduwa town on February 1 to attend a tuition class, she met the suspect at a bus stand and, on his request; they had gone to the school hostel where the suspect raped her.

The incident came to light after the girl’s uncle saw a suspicious SMS in her mobile phone and lodged a police complaint.

The girl has been admitted to the Anamaduwa District Hospital for a medical examination while the boy was produced before the Puttalam District Courts.