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Three women arrested in Vavunathivu


6 December 2011 10:14 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Police arrested a woman who was raising a two year old boy illegally in the Kannankuda area in Vavunathivu along with two other women including the mother of the child.

The arrest was made following a tip off received from residents of the area, police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said. During investigations it was revealed that the boy was handed over to the suspect by his mother through another woman before she went abroad for employment.
But his mother and the woman, who was involved in the deal which was struck on November 30, were also taken into custody by the police. They were all produced before the Batticaloa Magistrate and were released each on a personal bail of Rs.100,000. The magistrate also ordered the mother and the two year old son to be admitted to the Batticaloa Hospital for a medical examination. 
With the raid on an orphanage in Rawatawatta two weeks ago by the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA), the police have stepped up investigations on such places where underage pregnant girls are looked after and taken care to ascertain weather they have violated terms of the Penal Code. (Supun Dias)

  Comments - 5

  • buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 06 December 2011 10:31 AM

    Leaving aside the arrest of persons trafficking in children and teenage pregancies, what has the government and the NCPA in particular done to provide a long term home with sustainable protection and safety for the same issues that it is trying to arrest?

    sltk2004 Tuesday, 06 December 2011 11:25 AM

    These women or other child-care organizations may not be 100% correct or legal. But they offer some sort of a service to innocent women and children who have no place to go.

    shaun Tuesday, 06 December 2011 04:08 PM

    I don't see anything illegal of raising this child by someone having the consent of mother.

    sparks Wednesday, 07 December 2011 05:30 AM

    The State and State organisations do the arresting, this is essential no doubt. Many NGO's provide immense service towards rehabilitation, protection and livelyhoods for these innocent women and children, something which is totally the responsibility of the State.

    srilal Wednesday, 07 December 2011 05:40 AM

    government should arrange some facilities for this type of situation..National Child Protection Authority must do something at least..they must awake by now...

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