Police HQI 'abducts' Up-Country Tamil girl

[TamilNet, Saturday, 19 January 2008, 12:36 GMT]
Hatton Police Headquarter Inspector (HQI) Chandana Gamage, Friday night, entered a restaurant in the town, after consuming liquor and dragged an Up-Country Tamil girl into his jeep along with seven other Tamil youth and took the girl to an unknown location after releasing the boys on his way. The HQI is yet to return to duty and the girl was not traced, an NGO official in Hatton told TamilNet Saturday.

The girl, a native of Bogawanthalawa, on her way to visit her ill mother, while waiting in Hatton bus station for an inter-connecting bus, had gone to the nearby "City Hotel" restaurant to have a cup of tea Friday night around 9:00 p.m.

The HQI of Hatton Police, who came in his official vehicle in drunken state, entered the restaurant and attacked the cashier and other guests, before "arresting" the girl and 7 other Tamil boys. The boys were released when his jeep reached Malliakaippoo junction.

The girl was not traced until Saturday afternoon.

Hatton town is located in Nuwara Eliya district of the central province.


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