Mentally ill girl raped, impregnated in Sri Lanka

Mentally ill girl raped, impregnated in Sri Lanka

A middle-aged man has been arrested in Sri Lanka for raping and making a teenaged mentally handicapped woman pregnant, the ‘Sunday Mawbima’ has reported. Police said the 19-year-old victim was living with her godmother since her mother was employed abroad. Her father had abandoned the family after the mother went overseas.

Investigations revealed that when her godmother had gone out to have a bath one day, the 45-year-old suspect, who lived nearby, came to their house and raped the victim after finding her alone.

Police said the suspect had raped her on several occasions while the godmother was away. The godmother had taken the victim to hospital when she noticed some changes in her behaviour.

Doctors at the hospital confirmed that the young woman was three-months pregnant. Police produced the suspect before the magistrate’s court which remanded him.