Monk arrested over rape

A monk attached to the Nagoda Yatalamatha, Suramanyarama Buddhist Temple has been arrested for raping a 10 year old novice monk.

The police media unit said that the incident had taken place earlier this month but a complaint was lodged with the police only yesterday.

Following investigations launched over the police complaint a 68 year old monk was arrested and charged for rape.

The police said that the 10 year old novice monk was attached to the same Temple where the suspect was also attached to.

Further investigations are underway.