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* Sri Lankan doctor sentenced to death for rape and murder of a garment factory worker
Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 12:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 03, Negombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced a medical doctor to death for the rape and murder of a young garment factory worker in 2007.

The Negombo High Court today sentenced Dr. Indika Sudharsana Balage to death for the rape and murder of Chamila Dissanayake.

In addition to the death penalty, Negambo High Court Judge M.M. Gafoor has sentenced the convict to 15 years of rigorous imprisonment and fined 10,000 rupees for raping. If the fine was not paid, the convict has to undergo a further one year of rigorous imprisonment.

Dr. Balage was found guilty of raping and strangling the 23-year-old factory worker before pushing her to death from the 6th floor of the Negombo hospital. The 6th floor of the Hospital was exclusively reserved as quarters for doctors.

Medical investigations have revealed that the girl was raped and strangled before she was dragged and pushed out of the sixth floor window of the hospital.

A janitorial worker has witnessed the doctor dragging the body and testified in court.

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