Police accused of sexual brutality
[TamilNet, Sunday, 18 June 2000, 07:57 GMT]
Sri Lankan police officers in Sinnakadai area in Mannar have attempted to rape women in the nearby areas after forcibly opening the doors at night, residents in Mannar said. Sex-related abusive incidents have worsened since last Wednesday, they added.
Residents say they believe the six police personnel attached to the checkpoint located at the Building Materials Co-operative building in Sinnakadai are involved in these incidents.
Residents of Sinnakadai have lodged a complaint with the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) brigadier in-charge of the area.
Sources say the residents who number around 100 families are seriously considering to relocate to a safer area soon.