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11 December 2023

Grandfather, brother rape underage girl

By Staff

Colombo: The grandfather, a brother and a neighbour were arrested by Padaviya police on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old girl, ‘Gossip C Lanka’ reported.

The suspects were the victim’s grandfather (mother’s father), 12-year-old brother and 22-year-old young man (neighbour).

While the victim’s mother went out of home for work, she left her daughter in the custody of the grandfather, who raped the girl first, police investigations revealed.

When this became known to her brother and the neighbour, the girl was then raped by both of them.

The National Child Protection Authority informed police which arrested the three suspects.

All three were to be produced before the Kebithigollewa magistrate court while the victim was admitted to the base hospital for a medical examination.

Investigations continue.


Father bites child’s face after caning

Colombo: A father bit his two-year-old daughter after caning her after she refused to be fondled by him, ‘Gossip C Lanka’ reported.

Wanathawilluwa police arrested the 22-year-old young father.

Police said the suspect bit his daughter’s face after caning her with a stick as she had refused to be fondled. She was admitted to the Puttalam hospital with serious wounds.

The suspect, who had gone abroad for employment when the child was three-month old, had returned after two years as she turned 2-years-and-three-months old.

After the incident, the suspect’s 21-year-old wife lodged a police complaint and the accused would be produced before the Puttalam court.

Police is investigating the incident said that the child had wounds all over her face and body.