Navy personnel arrested for rape

[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 November 1998, 19:43 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Police in Seeduwa, 18 kilometres north of Colombo, arrested two Navy personnel yesterday for raping a girl who had been with her boy friend by the Negombo lagoon.

The two Sri Lankan Navy sailors had been on a routine night patrol in the lagoon, on Thursday night, around 8 p.m., when they had spotted the couple on the shore. They had alighted from their boat and on the pretext of questioning them, dragged the girl into the a bush and raped her.

Friends of the couple nearby had alerted a Police mobile unit in the area about the incident

 

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