The child had gone to her uncle’s home with her brother on the day of her birthday and the suspect had tricked her by calling her to play hide and seek and lured the child into a nearby abandoned house and raped her.
The suspect is a 32-year-old resident of Kiriwewa, Sevanagala and is a Civil Security Department employee. The police had been notified of the crime on its emergency hotline and the child and her mother had revealed the details of the crime to the investigating Sevanagala Police officers.
The arrested suspect is scheduled to be produced in the Embilipitiya Magistrate’s Court and the Sevanagala Police is further investigating the incident.
Jayantha Weerasekara- Wellawaya Corr.