Last Updated : 30-08-2014 18:50

 

 
 

1,637 rape cases reported in 2011: Police

E-mail Print

An increase in statutory rape cases have been reported in the country, the police said yesterday. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that they have detected an increase in statutory rape cases this year when compared with previous years.

Statutory rape is when a person engages in sex with consent or without consent of an underage person.

SP Rohana said girls between the ages of 13 and 16 are especially vulnerable and are party to these cases.

“There is a moral obligation with all the stake holders in society to prevent such unfortunate incidents. The police are doing their part and up to now we have solved 1,400 rape cases having arrested all the suspects involved in these cases,” he said. 

There should be awareness in society to curtail these incidents. The highest number of incidents was reported in the Western Province followed by the North Central Province, Sabaragamuwa Province and in the Southern Province.

“These underage girls should be taught about the consequences of their behaviour. Also the parents and their children should have a strong relationship,” he added.

A total of 1,637 rape cases had been reported to the police during this year, the police said. (Supun Dias)


 
 

Views : 5412
 
SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend


Comments 

 
-9+26 # Kenny_G 2011-12-29 07:18
I think banning porn sites is one reason for the increase
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-4+11 # achtung 2011-12-29 12:16
very very true.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # Shani 2011-12-31 21:36
This is the tip of the iceberg! SL has to start afresh by getting rid of existing politians in power and all sidedkicks thinking they rule the country. The country is going to the DOGS!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-10+6 # azath 2011-12-29 07:35
Reduce the age limit for legal marriage, the age limit set by the government is arbitrary
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # TMA 2011-12-29 11:28
Ur comment reminded me of a Sinhala Proverb. 'Atheesareta amude gahuva vage'
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+2 # Kenny_G 2011-12-29 14:23
That's like allowing the fox to look after the chicken
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # meranchim 2011-12-29 08:47
now in doge culture in progress in sri lanka must teach the people to use alternative procedure to controle this problem ....i
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # lokubanda 2011-12-29 08:59
It is no strange when a politician tried to rape a europian rourist and killed her companion and fatally injuring her.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-3+15 # klk 2011-12-29 09:12
That's 1637 lives made miserable.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-9+0 # TMA 2011-12-29 10:43
This is a lie from the West. How is this possible after blocking the pornsites & raiding brothels
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # Shamil 2012-01-04 07:35
your reasoning sounds moronic
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-1+8 # Anil 2011-12-29 11:21
AND STILL NOTHING IS DONE! JUST TALK!
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-3+5 # kan 2011-12-29 11:27
Introduce capital punishment and they should be executed publicly as deterrent to would-be rapists.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+4 # A W Abdulkany 2011-12-29 12:08
Crime and Deviant behaviour are part of any society in the world. This are warning signs that something is seriously wrong in the society. Poverty, Inability to live a fuitful, normal lives are some of the reasons for this kind of behaviour. The Social Department has a bigger role to play in the community. High time the Minister orders a social research to find out - what is a miss. If not contain early - this will be threat to the peace and harmony of the society. If a National fails to dignify and honour women - that national will collapse. Punishment and legal actions are answers to the problems. BUT WHAT IS THE SOLUTION.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # Sasha 2011-12-29 12:39
Education & awareness and also proper Law enforsement will put an end to this crime.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+2 # raj 2011-12-29 13:56
On the average it is nearly 5 cases per day!!!!!!!
Is this a reflection of the society and what has legislators done to address the malaise????
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+1 # chulan 2011-12-29 22:44
Best solution is to bring Capital punishment, but no govt will bring this since their supporters will be the first in the list
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 
 
-0+0 # xlntgson 2011-12-30 21:14
Dysentery and loin cloth are not illegal, how many of them date rapes?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya
CRAFTALIVE initiative
Series win
Aren’t they tasty?
Chinese beauties visit Minneriya
CRAFTALIVE initiative