Principal sentenced to 10 years, Rs 1 mn compensation for rape

A Principal alleged to have raped a school girl of nine in the Kayts area in Jaffna was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the Jaffna High Court.

In addition to this, Jaffna High Court Judge M.Illanchelian further ordered the accused to pay Rs one million to the victimised school girl as compensation. Also the accused was ordered to pay another Rs 10,000 as a fine.

The suspect principal had sexually abused the school girl inside his office on November 4, 2009. He was granted bail in a preliminary hearing of this case in a District Court in Jaffna earlier.

The Attorney General had instructed that the case be heard again in the Jaffna High Courts for over an year.The High Court has established beyond reasonable doubt to the offence committed by the suspect.

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