Sri Lankan commandos sexually abuse 14-year-old Tamil girl in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 March 2009, 13:53 GMT]
Special Task Force (STF) commandos in Vellaave'li police division in Batticaloa are alleged to have sexually abused a 14-year-old Tamil girl in front of her mother during a cordon and search conducted Sunday early morning in Vallaave’li, sources in Batticaloa said. The medical officer who examined the girl admitted to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital confirmed that she had been sexually abused. The STF commandos, having ordered all the men in the area to go to a temple, interrogated the women who were left alone in the houses collecting particulars about members of the family besides sexually abusing them.

The neigbhours had heard women screaming and when they had tried to go for their help STF commandos had obstructed them, the sources further said.

Meanwhile, Batticaloa police interrogated the sexually abused girl in the hospital for many hours Sunday.

The residents of Vellaave’li are gripped in terror following the above incidents.



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