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Feb 07, 2020

Over 200 rape & abuse cases reported in first 15 days of 2020

Some 142 incidents of rape, 42 of serious sexual abuse and 54 of child abuse have been reported from various police divisions in the country during the first 15 days of 2020, Parliament was informed today.

Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando said this in response to a question asked by UNP MP Hesha Withanage and pointed out that investigations into 78 incidents of rape, 21 of serious sexual abuse and 34 of child abuse have been completed so far.

He said most of the cases of rape, serious sexual abuse and child abuse were reported from the Batticaloa police divisions while 44 cases of rape, eight cases serious sexual abuse and 17 cases of child abuse were reported from this police division during the first 15 days of this year.

Meanwhile, according to the statistics tabled by the Chief Government Whip, 11,998 incidents of rape, 4,806 of serious sexual abuse and 5,891 of child abuse were reported from 2012 to 2020. 

(dailymirror.lk)

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