Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Thanamalwila Pradeshiya Sabha member R.A. Ranaweera and four others have been arrested and remanded in connection with the alleged rape of a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl.
A senior police official said that the suspects were remanded till April 16 after produced in the Embilipitiya Magistrate’s Court.
He said the suspects had allegedly raped the girl from Kiriwewa area at times for more than three months and that she was admitted to the Hambantota General Hospital for medical examination and treatment.
The arrested were identified as age between 17 and 70.
Meanwhile, former Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa condemning the alleged incident, has assured that the ongoing investigations into the alleged incident will not be influenced by the political leadership.