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Warden arrested over death of teenager at children’s detention centre

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Kalmunai, Dec 3 (Daily Mirror) -The female warden of a children's detention centre in Kalmunai has been arrested following the death of a 17-year-old boy in her care.

The teenager had been arrested for theft and produced before the Batticaloa Magistrate's Court. 

Subsequently, he was placed in the custody of the Child Protection Authority at the designated children's detention centre, as ordered by the court.

Contrary to initial reports of the boy succumbing to an illness while in detention, forensic findings have revealed that his death was a result of an assault.

As a response to these findings, the Kalmunai Police have taken the 28-year-old warden into custody in connection with the incident.

The deceased boy is a resident of Kokkadicholai, Batticaloa.


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  • A parent Sunday, 03 December 2023 02:48 PM

    Unbelievable. Death to a 17 year old as a result of an assault in a children’s home in Batticaloa. Parents responsibility to bring up children if they give birth.

    Gb Sunday, 03 December 2023 03:12 PM

    No cctv ? Other offenders may of done it or maybe warden was angry at boy for some reason

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Sunday, 03 December 2023 06:44 PM

    Assault on children is cruel, a youth has many more years to live, but his life has been curtailed at the prime of life. Perpetrators of this crime should be given maximum punishment.

    Ravi k Sunday, 03 December 2023 08:12 PM

    The country is loosing grips on all sector except for thriving corruption. Imagine a kid being assaulted to death in a care home? Aren't qualified people appointed for these positions? Aren't the homes supervised?

    Kamala Sunday, 03 December 2023 10:18 PM

    Very sad to hear deaths of these adolescent children. Very pathetic. The boy may not have had any self defense against this cruelty ; may be this female warden aould not have any children?

    Citizens Monday, 04 December 2023 11:19 AM

    Watch the film "After the promise". That will shed light to what's going on in these so-called detention/correction centres, orphanages whatever you call them!!

    VIGjustice Wednesday, 06 December 2023 10:47 AM

    The boy just turned 14 he's not 17 years old.

    Gulam Monday, 01 January 2024 04:58 PM

    Seems contradictory statements from a leading Pathara news and a statement from a citizen of the country. Where is this country heading to???


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