RI, fine for rape

A suspect who had been found guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl, was sentenced to 11 years Rigorous Imprisonment and fined Rs. 5000 by Kurunegala High Court Judge Menaka Wijesundara yesterday.

The suspect, a resident of Polpitigama was indicted by the Attorney-General for sexually abusing an underage girl on April 26, 2008.

In addition to the fine, the Judge ordered him to pay Rs. 50,000 as compensation to the victim.

The Judge stated that the prosecution had proved the charges against the accused beyond doubt. 

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