A 62-year-old Buddhist monk who allegedly abused an eleven-year-old girl, who was the daughter of his mistress, had been remanded till May 30 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court.
Police said the monk, who lives in a temple in Moratuwa was arrested by the Mount Lavinia Child and Women’s Bureau following a complaint by the girl's father.
It was reported that the 62-year-old monk had an affair with the abused girl’s mother.
The monk had told the woman to come to a house in a luxury housing complex in Mount Lavinia along with her daughter where the girl's mother was heavily drugged. The suspect monk had then abused the daughter.
Police said the victim was threatened by her mother not to tell anyone about this incident.
However, she had informed the matter to her father and grandmother where he had then complained to the police.
The girl's mother was released on bail and the Mount Lavinia Police are conducting further investigations.