Oct 23, 2018

Boy taken for ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ programme molested

Investigations have been launched over the serious sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy by an Inspector of Police attached to a police station in the Kalutara district.

The investigations commenced based on a complaint received by the Kalutara SSP’s Office yesterday on the orders of the Kalutara DIG Ranmal Kodithuwakku, by the Kalutara Division Child and Women’s Bureau under the direction of its OIC IP Malka Thushari.

Initial investigations had revealed that the said IP had taken the child to Anuradhapura to participate in the ‘Ai Wenuwen Api’ programme with the permission of his parents and had sexually molested the boy at a rest house.

The child had been subjected to a medical examination at the Kalutara Nagoda Hospital yesterday and as the incident had taken place in Anuradhapura, the extracts of the complaint was sent to the Anuradhapura Senior Superintendent of Police by fax.

According to police sources, this police officer is a father of two and his wife is said to be a senior officer in the Health field.