Two girls studying at two reputed girl’s schools in Colombo were found by the Maharagama police at a bus stand at around midnight on Wednesday. Police say they were wearing short skirts and T-shirts and appeared to be under the influence of liquor.
Police sources said that they had attended the birthday party and afterwards gone to the bus stand to board a bus to return home. The police had spotted them and taken them to the police station in order to protect them from rapists who were in the vicinity, police said.
On being questioned they had told the police that they had attended a friend’s birthday party held at a hotel in Maharagama. One student had sat for her O/L examination last year and the other was preparing to sit for the A/Ls next year.
Police said that the father of one student was a senior officer in the army and that she was not cared for by her mother; the father of the other one was dead, and her mother was an invalid.
Investigations are continuing at the direction of the OIC of the Maharagama police, inspector Senarath Diyakelinawala. (Bimal Shyaman Jayasinghe)