Padiyatalawa police is investigating the rape of a 12-year-old
girl by her father. "We arrested the suspect after the victim accompanied by her
mother complained," OIC Sub Inspector Lawrence Ranatunga said. The arrest, he
said, was made within four hours of receiving the complaint.
Police identified the perpetrator as a farmer at Serankada. He
is believed to have raped the child at least on six occasions in two months.
Police said that the farmer had been arrested before on other charges. "He is a
notorious character but there had been no previous rape charges," Ranatunga said.
Crimes OIC Naurunna is investigating under the directions of
ASP Ravindra Karavita. (SF)