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22 February 2024

Schoolboy, 14, molests foreign tourist in Lanka

By Correspondent

A 14-year-old Sri Lanka schoolboy has been arrested by police for sexually abusing a Chinese woman, the ‘Mawbima’ has reported.

The Chinese woman, who works in a tourism company, had been living in a rented room at the suspect’s house.

On Sunday, the suspect entered the victim’s room and told her to massage his body. When she refused, he slapped her face and sexually abused her.

After the victim made a police complaint, she was first produced before a teaching hospital and later before a magistrate.

The lady magistrate warned the suspect before releasing him on bail after enquiring about the incident from the Chinese national.

The suspect was released on surety bail of Rs200,000 by the magistrate court while handing over his custody to the parents.

Italian tourist rapes underage boy

An Italian national has been arrested by Sri Lankan police on suspicion of molesting an underage schoolboy in a tourist hotel, ‘Mawbima’ reported.

Police said that the suspect, aged 55, had been living alone after separating from his wife.

On Saturday, the victim had gone to school early morning and his parents, who became anxious when he did not return home in the evening, went out to search for him.  The boy told his parents what happened after returning home.

He told them that two people approached him and took him in a trishaw to the beach before handing him over to another person staying in a tourist hotel.

A medical report of the Negombo Hospital said the victim had been severely molested.

A trishaw driver and the Italian national, after being arrested, had been remanded till February 5 by a magistrate court.