Four soldiers sentenced to jail over rape

gavelThe Jaffna high court today sentenced four military personnel who were charged with the rape of two women in the Wishvamadu area in Mulaithivu to 25 years imprisonment yesterday.

The four were accused and charged for raping two women in a tent on the 6th of June 2010. However one of the four suspects had fled and the police have not been able to arrest him.

The Jaffna High court  further ordered the accused to pay one of the women who was raped Rs. 500,000 as compensation and the other Rs. 100,000 in compensation.

The judge ordered that if the convicts fail to pay the compensation to the two victims, they would have to serve a further five years jail term in addition to their 25 year jail term. (Colombo Gazette)