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Underage Rape Victim Beaten By Police Prior To Being Produced Before JMO

A woman police constable at the Haputale police is alleged to have beaten the 14 year old girl who was recently raped warning her against revealing details of the rapist to the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO).

According to new information received, on July 7, the woman police constable had beaten the young girl, several times with a cane onto her waist and threatened the child not to tell the JMO she had being raped or details of her rapist, a 29 year old bus driver.Police

*Contrary to the portrayal in the Sri Lanka police website of a ‘friendly and equal service to all’ as shown in the picture above, in reality it appears that the police officers do not carry out their duty in ensuring that justice is meted out to all.

“On the 7th of July when she went to the Haputale Police station, a police woman constable, had beaten the young girl, and told her that when she is taken to the judicial medical officer, not to reveal that she had been raped by the bus driver. She had been beaten with a cane several times on her waistline and threatened her not to tell her story to the doctor – the Judicial Medical Officer (JM0). Despite such threats and being beaten by the police woman constable the young girl has revealed detailed information about her ordeal to the JMO on everything that had taken place during the abduction and rape,” the Asian Human Rights Commission said.

According to the victim, she had been raped twice on the same day by the bus driver. The woman police constable had threatened to kill the victim’s parents and everyone else in the family if she revealed details of the rape or rapist to the JMO.

AHRC said that the conduct of the woman police constable at the Haputale police station needs to be thoroughly investigated and she should be dealt with for the attempted sabotage of justice.

The victim was abducted and raped by her school bus driver on 19th June 2016. Even though the family of the victim lodged a complaint, the culprit, was released without being produced before a Magistrate. The victim’s family says that the police are not taking action against the incident because they belong to the Tamil minority, while the alleged rapist belongs to the majority Sinhala community.

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  • 56
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    The Police Services of Sri Lanka has always been a torture school since Bandaranaikes time.
    DISGRACEFUL.
    Mentality of the common Sinhalese.

    • 33
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      This has been “appe aanduwa” for a long time, is continuing unabated and will continue even into the future.

      This country is cursed with racist rulers, a racist Buddhist clergy that dictates to the rulers to take dastardly actions against the minorities, and a dysfunctional justice system that does not provide justice, especially to Tamils.

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        Thiru

        And forget not, to mention racist minority; the worst, who may have aroused racial feelings in the majority.

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          sr:

          “who may have aroused racial feelings in the majority.”

          So, even the Enlightened On cannot help with phony Buddhist worshipers??

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      Why is it the mentality of the common Sinhalese? Did the Tamils never torture anybody? You are just using this incident to stir up racial hatred. YOU Rio are no different to the racist police.

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        “mentality of the Common Sinhalese” means everybody does it in the Sinhala Community and always (The writer quoting it taking place, at least, from Solomon West Ridgeway Dias’ time).

        But you question is about “anybody – ever”. There is mountain and valley difference between your question and the writers comment. Lankwe has Sinhalese only army. This is internationally designates use rape as weapon. This girl’s rape case is not just a police brutality. You know many has been threatening if TNA ask “Federal or self determination” solutions for Tamil this what they will do it. These all part of the that campaign to that they are not joking, they really mean it. If International community ask about these, the comedy Yahapalana Appee Aandu tells America if majority community is disciplined by law they will lean to China. So American official stopped talking about democracy, human rights, Humanitarian… matters when they come to Lankwe. These days, when American Diplomats come to Lankawe Appe Auntee shows in one hand China and other hand Aappa and tell them to pick whichever they like. They pick Appa and go back to America and released a statement saying that American- Lanke relationship is at time high and New Royal Goverment is the most open and justice democratic country in the world. They know no body believe it But they don’t give damn about it. They have learn from Appee Aandu that people believing the government is not an essential element to keep the power and rule. So now they also don’t care if the people believing their statements or not. .

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          And all of this means that the mentality of the Common Sinhalese is to torture people? Pathetic excuses for your racial hatred.

    • 6
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      President Maitripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickramainghe,

      For Your Information

      RE:Underage Rape Victim Beaten By Police Prior To Being Produced Before JMO

      //*Contrary to the portrayal in the Sri Lanka police website of a ‘friendly and equal service to all’ as shown in the picture above, in reality it appears that the police officers do not carry out their duty in ensuring that justice is meted out to all.//

      Since you are the President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramainghe of this Sinhala “Buddhist” Country, under Yahapalanaya, we want to know what you are going to do about it.

      Is it Dhushana Palanaya?

      1. The IGP reports to You or a minister under you.

      2. The ASP Reports to the IGP.

      3. The Inspector Reports to the ASP.

      4. The Policemen and police women reports to the Inspector.

      So, what is President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramainghe going to so about it?

      Sit on your butts as usual.

  • 36
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    The action of the policewoman is of course an old selective preemptive practice followed by members of our police force from time immemorial (for reasons best known to them). It’s not going to work this time. Or Is it?

    Somewhere in there, there are big bucks (or more) working hard to ensure that the evil perpetrator is going to escape justice.

    Will the powers that be step in soon? EyeGeePee Mahaththaya, over to you.

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      This eyegeepee is only a talker never missing an opportunity to exalt himself. His words are as good as they came from his posterior orifice. The most appropriate response by the general public would be to close Pujith Jayasundera’s rear orifice for good by the same method used on the innocent girl during her rape.

  • 31
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    Awaiting IGP’s action.

    • 17
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      Awaiting Ranil/Sirisena’s phone call to IGP telling him to act according to the law……………………two years later….we will still be waiting

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        Paul

        “Awaiting Ranil/Sirisena’s phone call to IGP telling him to act according to the law……………………two years later….we will still be waiting”

        Let’s threaten to castrate Ranil/Sirisena, if does not call the IGP and get to the bottom of this, along with the two rapists.

    • 6
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      Why can’t IGP do a facebook campaign for his men and women against torture? He acted as good guy until he was selected as the IGP. Now, where is he? Sleeping !!!
      Note: Where were the parents while she is beaten? Didn’t they accompany her to the doctor? Sri Lankan doctors should be aware of Police torture when they examining rape victims.

    • 7
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      I am sure still there are at least a handful of lawyers in Sri Lanka with a conscience. Please take this case and sue the police constable, the police dept and the state for damages for the pain and suffering caused to this innocent rape victim.

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    Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim or burgher is not the issue here as the first three groups have proved their abilities at torture or murder so let’s not fool ourselves. The ethnicity of the culprits are not mentioned in the article anyway so what buffoonery to ever mention it ! The matter at hand is the indiscipline and lawlessness in the country

  • 17
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    if the police constable is not immediately arrested and remanded,the IGP and the law and order minister should immediatly resign.

    good on the young girl to not be intimidated by this thug woman.These are the types that have ruined this country and should be locked quickly before they ruin it some more.In the olden days under rajapakshe she would have complied with her order fearing that she and her family will be taken by a white van.

  • 7
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    houldn’t the moral crusaders get involved with this type of cases and take them up to higher officials? [Edited out] Why not spend your energy to make srilanka liveable place for everyone? THere is a case of a sixty years old woman who took a mail train reached from Jaffna reached Colombo Fort station in the early morning on Thursday 14th July. She took a three wheeler to go to Wellawatte but never reached home. When her relative went to the police station in Wellawatte they were told to go to Fort police station as she started her journey from Fort. When they went Fort police station they were told to go to wellawatte police station as she was going to wellawatte. IN which other country the police behave like this. This case is similar to the experience by Kanthya reported in CT a few days back. People who call themselves moral crusaders should concentrate in these type of cases instead of politicising civil service.

  • 8
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    The woman constable should be first interdicted and a thorough investigation into this incident conducted and if what transpired is true the concerned woman constable should be immediately arrested and remanded.

    When the President, Prime Minister and the government are bending backwards to appease the International community and get our country back from the abyss that the Rajapakses took us to, these sort of incidents should be severely dealt with.

    The IGP and the Police Department along with our Judiciary being called corrupt does not bode well for the betterment of our proud nation, hence the action taken in incidents like this would show the world that we are not what we are supposed to be.

    The recent infamous and disgraceful “Elephant Judge” case where a Magistrate escaped with the skin of his teeth without being boarded at Welikada thanks to his boozing bosom pal, sitting on another bench, was a good example of a shameful act to all law abiding citizens of this country.

    This shows that the quality of our average Sri Lankan has gone to the dogs and is today at the lowest level possible.

    The so called intellectuals, the Udayas, Thilinas, Wimals, Bandulas, Kanishkas etc, are those who are finding their way into “High” positions in society passing their YEAR FIVE scholarships from rural schools but without good upbringings in decency, morality and exemplary family traditions, which were carefully nurtured in the past in the very schools that these jokers are bringing shame to.

  • 5
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    It is high time that the police force changes its role to a community friendly one.
    Even though we have a programme of Community Police Training g we really don’t practice it .

    We need to revamp the police and develop a victim support approach rather than a victim bashing approach. Even though the regimes have changed the Police have not.

    Impunity runs rampant among the Police & Armed forces.It is high time the-police commission looks at revamping the police force soon.

    You cant blame the IG.Like Sir Paul Condon said ” the police are institutionally racist” !!!

  • 5
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    There is no hope for our children anywhere if those we trust and expect to protect us, behave this way.
    Obviously they take the side of the alleged rapist, maybe they were bribed, maybe doing the dirtbag a favor.
    This terrible incident must be taken seriously, and those involved given the harshest punishment.
    We are tired of criminals getting away because of their influence, and officials protecting them.

  • 2
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    If the picture is that of the Girl, it is a penal code offence to reveal the identity! Even otherwise, it is not right to put a picture of even another girl in a rape report! People will confuse the identity and ostracise that girl!

    The media is mad about putting pictures of women to sensationalise and authenticate their report. Something I would not expect from CT

    Has the child been examined for injuries alleged to have been caused by the WPC. she should be charged under Penal Code Offence section 308 a.

    High time good governance takes stock of your transparency! Over to you MOJ and PM.

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      NO, the picture is NOT that of the poor girl who claims to have been raped. This picture is one taken from the police website and presumably put there to promote the ‘friendly’ face of our police force. WELL, the IGP can settle that immediately; keep law and order, help victims and catch those who break the law and terrify innocent citizens. YOU have the constitutional duty to do it, JUST DO IT! There is no need to get approval from an MP, a Minister, or even higher. A certainly not from the local chandikaraya.

      IGP, JUST DO IT!

    • 1
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      H, You made a good point. But as Spring Koha said this picture is from the police website, it’s the main page 3rd slider pic. CT has provided the link to it, and a text underneath the picture. It looks you know the law, but lack internet literacy.

  • 6
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    The judicial medical officer has the duty of recording a full history from the girl before examining her, in private, and in the absence of police especially.
    This is how it was in the old days.
    Now, JMOs are pressurised by police to “cooperate”.

  • 3
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    Come on, GMOA! Why not protest?

  • 4
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    That police woman should be taken to task. He should be punished the same way.

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    [Edited out]

  • 5
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    Very sad story. The young girl’s innocence is lost forever. At 14, the child is entitled to study, play and enjoy life with family and friends. Whoever is accused, the driver and the woman constable will have to face the law and if found guilty must be jailed for life.

  • 4
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    Where is the so called Decorated IGP? Is he dead or living?

    Now it seems that Yahapalanaya too is infected with the culture of impunity propagated by Mara to protect all rapists and other criminals.

    • 1
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      Pujith was at the Pindapatha Charika at Pettah today.

      Underage rape was definitely NOT on his mind.

      Maybe when he comes down to earth he will think about it.

  • 6
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    It is very sad to punish the victims.

    Earlier when an under aged girl was raped in Jaffna. Some of the commentators here brought the caste system in the north into their discussion, which I thought was inappropriate. If anything bad happens in the north, there is at least one person annex the caste system in the north in their discussion.

    How come those people did not bring the caste system in the Kandyan/south (Hakuru, Navandanna, Beravas (Beravaya), Salagama, Durava, Karava) for this under aged girl’s rape?

    If you think it is inappropriate bring the caste system in this discussion, it is equally inappropriate to discuss the caste system in the north when a under age girl is raped.

  • 3
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    This is a funny story where the politicians on both sides of the divide
    maintain absolute silence on this matter. Usually the PM screams and
    nothing heard from him, either. The man who did the dirty thing is either a person with high connections and some party’s vote bank depends on him on the Hills or the story is a hoax.

    If she really went through this ordeal as described in the media, some
    stern action should be taken by the Police and public informed so that people do not lose confidence in Police. The young girl’s future is
    ruined and the rapist is free on the streets. Law & order should be
    maintained at any cost so that the people, young and old ,should feel
    free to move around without fear as no body is above the law.

  • 0
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    Why these communal minded Tamil gentleman trying to describe this as a minority discrimination.
    During the last regime there had been a allegation against a Chairman of a Pradesheeya Sabha who reported to have raped many underage girls belonging to majority community and he too was shielded due to political clout. There had been many other cases of rape which would have not been properly investigated. Supression of this case could probably be due to the influence the Rapist’s party yielded.
    But in order to gain sympathy of the West and serve their lost cause they try to give a communal twist to the story.
    What they should do is make a complaint to Police Commission and get any police officers helped to cover up punished. Priyantha

  • 4
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    Bring death penalty to rape and murder. At least, we can sleep in peace knowing that there is deterrent and law and order.

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      Goraka – Well said mate. No one fears jail terms as it becomes their
      second home as drugs, liquor and what not are found in the jails and money talks.Death penalty must be retained at any cost as people fear the rope round their necks and crimes will be less for the police.

  • 4
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    Now do you understand why civilians are forced to hate and even attack the so called “guardians” of the law. If you were the father or brother of the girl with any sense of dignity and responsibility, would you not resist the police that evidently has behaved even worse than the rapist?!

    Would it truly surprise anyone to find that the bus driver was in fact an army deserter? Just a thought!

  • 5
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    Why hasn’t the IGP looked into this matter. Doesn’t the police comes under him. Take action IGP – you are there for that purpose. I find it rather strange that the Catholic Priest of the Church where the 14 year old worship has not got involved
    Aren’t you, the priest who is there to look after your ‘flock’. Whoever you are you are disgrace to the Catholic Church. Maybe the Archbishop too should get involved.

  • 3
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    Sri Lanka denies justice for an innocent child because of race and religion. Now do you understand why Sri Lanka should not be allowed to conduct its own war crime investigation where hundreds of Rapes and Murders are supposed to have happened.

  • 3
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    This type of impunity is not confined to Tamil victims, although I will not say that there is no difference between victims from the two communities. Look what happened in Embilipitiya with the poor man who was killed by the police. Will the OIC ever serve a prison term? I doubt it. In Sri Lanka, money, influence and connections “might” get you justice. The poor (of any community) do not usually have access to such privilege so there you have it. This is how revolutions (see Iranian Revolution or the French revolution for that matter) come about. The anger of the poor and the marginal reach boiling point and we wonder why and how they could be so bloodthirsty.

  • 2
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    There is a Quote in Tamil அரசன் எவ்வளழி குடிமக்களும் அவ்வழி!! The judicial system or the people in there following their leaders !! When did we get justice from the state !! To get now !! The state is safe guarding the criminals !! There are many soldiers sent back from un peace keeping mission for allegedly raping children and women !! What happened to them !! The state never tried them in the court !! Only removed them from duty or asked them to resign/retire !! Safeguarding criminals too is a crime !! Delayed justice !! Denied justice !!

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    AHRC,

    Thank you for reporting on this case and on the earlier case of child abuse. Do you have a follow up with more information on the child abuse case?

    “AHRC said that the conduct of the woman police constable at the Haputale police station needs to be thoroughly investigated and she should be dealt with for the attempted sabotage of justice.”

    Yes.

    “According to new information received, on July 7, the woman police constable had beaten the young girl, several times with a cane onto her waist and threatened the child”

    If you have this information what have you done in addition to the articles? You should send your information to the IGP and make a complaint to the National Police Commission.

    “The victim was abducted and raped by her school bus driver on 19th June 2016.”

    A judge decides not you.

  • 4
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    Terrible that this poor girl had to be further abused by this terrible Thug Woman. It’s terrible to see that these sorts exist even in Buddhist society (I too have had the misfortune of being accosted by these sorts). May the poor child receive the justice that is due to her.

  • 1
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    It is really disgusting to know a woman police officer try and sabotage the justice that the victim deserve. The fact she made a complaint ignoring all the taboo that attached to rape victims explains the horrible nature of the crime. She might be able to prosecute a case successfully, but finding a bridegroom will not be easier. All in all, her life is ruined by this animal, and I am curious why the woman police officer has been behaved the way she did?. Is it to protect good name of the police in the area? Or, she has some particular interest to protect the rapist?. Didn’t she realize the seriousness of the crime or, this type of crimes committal have been quite normal in this depot that she so used to, she didn’t see any thing wrong in this case also? If she has really canned the girl, at the least she deserved to be named, otherwise she would be keep doing.

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    CT,

    Incidences such as these are not events of just fleeting interest, socially, culturally and legally speaking.

    Kindly keep at this, follow though relentlessly until there is justifiable resolution to this where the Law so far seem to have acted worse than even the rapist himself. And that, by a female cop? What a cruel degenerate! Did she act alone or was she acting on the order by higher-ups? For what reason? The truth needs to be unearthed.

    Please do not cease to cover just because local publications get discouraged or “disincentiviced” by political powers who want to hide these social ills that are condoned if not collaborated by the paid-protectors of the Law itself, for the benefit of politicians and unscrupulous businessmen.

    If you begin and operate a funding campaign in support of the poor child to give her and her family some strength and comfort, I will be more than happy to meet my social obligation generously.

  • 2
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    (Estate) Tamil lives also matter

    Kettikaran

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