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* Protest in Jaffna as the suspects of a child abuse case granted bail
Sat, Jul 19, 2014, 08:50 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 19, Colombo: Residents of Karainagar, Jaffna staged a demonstration yesterday demanding the arrest of seven Sri Lanka Navy personnel who were accused of raping an underage girl after they were released on bail yesterday by a court in Jaffna.

Jaffna Magistrate released the seven naval personnel after the victim has failed to identify her abusers among them when they were produced in court.

The victim, an 11-year-old girl from Uri village of Karainagar, Jaffna has been admitted to Jaffna hospital following the alleged rape which has reportedly taken place on 16th of July.

Jaffna Police had received a complaint regarding the rape, police media spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana said.

The residents along with the Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians Suresh Premachandran, Mavai Senathirajah, E. Saravanabawan and S. Sritharan held a protest Friday in Karainagar against the perpetrators of the crime and the law enforcement authorities.

The protesters were demanding immediate legal action and withdrawal of the Sri Lankan military from Karainagar.

However military sources say Tamil politicians are stirring up the residents and framing accusations against the Sri Lankan troops in a move to force the withdrawal of security forces from the North.

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