High Court allows bail for rape victim
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 24 September 2002, 14:37 GMT]
Sathasivam Rahykala, 28, who had been subjected to severe torture and sexual
assault by several police personnel while in custody was allowed on surety
bail by the Eastern High Court Judge Mr.J.Visvanathan Friday at Batticaloa
The Judge allowed the bail application made by Mr. N.Sivanantharajah of the
Home for the Human Rights on behalf of the victim woman.
The suspect Ms Sathasivam Rathykala was indicted by the Attorney
General for obtaining arms training from the LTTE and causing deaths to
army soldiers stationed at Vadamunai camp. The inquiry in this case was put
off for a later date.
According to the medical report of the Batticaloa Judicial Medical Officer,
the suspect had been subjected to torture and sexual assault by
twelve police officers while in their custody at Polonaruwa police station.