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NPP candidate arrested for raping mentally retarded girl

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The Akuressa Police have arrested a candidate who is contesting for the Athuraliya Pradeshiya Sabha from the National Peoples Power (NPP) for raping a mentally retarded young woman.

Police say that this candidate has raped an 18-year-old girl residing in Akuressa Porathota Ulahatigodawatte.

Police say that the involvement of the NPP candidate was revealed during the investigation regarding the complaint received by the Police about the rape of this girl by another young man from the same area on January 23.

The Police say that the young woman first told the adults about this crime and came with them to lodge a complaint with the Police.

Police say that investigations have revealed that the NPP candidate had allegedly raped the girl in September 2022.

Again the girl had been allegedly raped by a 23-year-old man on January 23.

The young man is said to have fled the area and the Police is searching for him.

During the investigation about the above incident, the rape incident involving the NPP candidate had come to light. The Police had arrested the 47-year-old NPP candidate.



Friday, February 10, 2023 – 01:00

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