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Six soldiers, produced before court for allegedly molesting a minor in Batticaloa last week have been remanded after an identification parade was held before the Batticaloa Magistrate Courts, Army Spokesperson Major General Prasad Samarasinghe said.

Military Spokesperson Major General Prasad Samarasingha speaking to Daily Mirror Online said that as advised by local Police in accordance with legal procedures, the Army detachment presented 48 soldiers, including those six who were present at the specific location to Court for identification.

However, the victim was able to identify one soldier during the parade.
When the case was taken up before the Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court, the judge, considering submissions forwarded by the Police remanded all those six suspects until March 3.

A parallel Military Police investigation is also underway on a directive issued by Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Major General Samarasingha said. 

The parents of the victim had lodged a complaint at the Eravur Police three days after their nine year old daughter was allegedly raped by soldiers on February 14.
The police, after lodging the complaint had referred the victim to the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) whose report is yet to be released to Court.
 
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  • Friday, 26 February 2010 11:00 AM

    Learned judge, please impose the highest sentence on the culprits for the sake of our nation.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:04 AM

    Well Done Govt... Punish the offenders.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:12 AM

    There are many more to be caught for the similar offence in the armed forces.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:20 AM

    Give Free Hand to the Judge to pass his sentance

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:22 AM

    maybe they serve the country but these 6 barbarians should be punished

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:26 AM

    Hailed by the President himself not too long ago as the most disciplined army in the world!

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:40 AM

    Well said Johnson putha. You have given the exact verdict. They should be shot or hanged. All these happenings are after UPFA regime.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 11:54 AM

    Change of Army commander & change of Discipline ? The example set by the commander is displayed by his troops.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 12:05 PM

    Suba anagathayak...................

    Friday, 26 February 2010 12:12 PM

    This is what happens when the proper leadership is not around. SF we need you back in Army ASAP

    Friday, 26 February 2010 12:18 PM

    Under whose command they were functioning???????/
    The Army commander is responsible for good conduct of his men. What has he got to say.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 12:26 PM

    Need highest possible punishment . Dont just let it go. We should not tolarate this kind of bad behaviour

    PUNISH THEM IN BIG TIME

    Friday, 26 February 2010 12:35 PM

    They deserve the Maximum punishment

    Friday, 26 February 2010 01:43 PM

    Let us see whether Military law works only for the political opponents.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 01:55 PM

    We need to implement the laws that followed in king's time in SL. Give them the maximum funishment please.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:24 AM

    "" Never put gold on Lizzards neck !!!!!! "

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:26 AM

    Give them the highest punishment. If possible kneel them on the street and shoot them. They should not be treated as human beings.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:27 AM

    when they will arrest KP?

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:29 AM

    shame on SRI LANKA ARMY for raping a 9yr old Girl. Mr.Army Chief, please bring some dicipline on your troops.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:50 AM

    Death Penality. No mind though they saved the nation.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:06 AM

    Please, maximum possible punishment.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:12 AM

    If they have done it, they should be severly punished, Mr Jayasooriya. Give an example for others.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:14 AM

    Utterly disgusting and repulsive piece of news! Authorities should do their utmost to punish those responsible for this heinous crime.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:15 AM

    Can imagine how will be the future of SL Army.. What a leadership. :(

    Friday, 26 February 2010 04:56 PM

    It is shameless ... but the government is not worried.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:01 PM

    A downright disgrace and an abominable crime! ... Let's see what will happen in the courts.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:30 AM

    the death sentence is insufficient for such a crime.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:52 AM

    where is the strict discipline gone with GSF???

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:58 AM

    oh my god, 6 military men raped a 9 yr old girl? they are not humen. but animals.. but I am not sure about they ever get convicted..

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:17 PM

    That the law of the country miserably failed to protect the vulnerable Tamils, in the past, is truly the root-cause of all the 'ills' of this country. Hope the governing authorities have learnt from their previous mistakes.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 08:47 PM

    They will be freed in few days and also be rewarded ... ?

    Friday, 26 February 2010 10:33 AM

    The Army and the Police must be commended for their action in the pursuit of justice. It's a miracle this 9 year old girl did not lose her life. If convicted, these soldiers should be booted out of the Army, recorded as paedophiles and barred from ever working with children.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 10:35 AM

    the leaders should take corrective action against these type of hooligans /////////

    Friday, 26 February 2010 09:49 PM

    This is not the first ...

    Friday, 26 February 2010 10:10 PM

    This would never have happend if SF were there!


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