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Girl beaten to death in Gampola

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A 14-year-old girl of Gampola was reported dead on Tuesday (21) two days after she was severely beaten by her father and uncle over a love affair she had with another, police said.

The incident had happened on December 19 at the Mount Temple area where she lived.

The girl had again been beaten by the father in the early morning of Tuesday claiming that her groaning had disturbed his sleep.

Her mother had taken her away to a neighbour’s home following the second assault where she had fallen unconscious. Later she had been admitted to the Gampola hospital by her mother and died there, police said. The victim Nipuni Nuwanthika was a school student of grade 9.

Her father and the uncle have been arrested by the Gampola Police.

Thursday, December 23, 2021 – 01:05

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