Cop arrested for child rape

A policeman has been arrested for raping an underage girl who had gone to witness the Kataragama perahera last night.

The 13 year old girl was watching the festivities from near a bridge in the Kataragama sacred zone when she was raped by the policeman.

The police constable was subsequently arrested and was to be produced in court today.

Earlier this month the police announced that there was a steep rise in the number of rape incidents reported around the country.