'Tummy ache' reveals pregnancy by incest

A 19-year-old boy has been arrested in Sri Lanka for raping and impregnating his 13-year-old sister, the ‘Ceylon Today’ newspaper reporter.

The accused, a resident of Thelawela, Ratmalana, was taken into custody by the Mount Lavinia Police.

The suspect was ordered to be remanded until June 20 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate and Additional District Judge Ranga Wimalasena.

The girl had gone to a doctor complaining of stomach ache. The doctor had prescribed a urine test and the report had shown that she was pregnant. The girl was thereafter referred to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital where doctors  determined that she was in the fifth month of pregnancy.

On being questioned by the Mount Lavinia Police, the girl revealed that she had been raped by her 19-year-old brother.

Suspicious death of  elderly woman

Police in Sri Lanka’s North Western Province has found the body of an elderly woman who died in suspicious circumstances in the Lunu Oya area, the ‘Mirror’ reported on Sunday.

Relatives identified the deceased as K. D. Thereshamy, 85, a resident of Sangathattana, Chilaw.

The police is investigating to determine whether it was murder or suicide since the body showed injuries on the head.

Police said the woman did not live with her children and grandchildren and constantly had verbal fights with neighbours and family members.


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