A SLFP Tangalle Urban Councillor and 2 other suspects have handed themselves in to the police over an incident of sexually abusing a 13 year old girl at a hotel IN Tangalle.
The suspects had handed themselves in to the Women and Children’s Unit of the Tangalle Police this morning.
A spokesperson for the Tangalle Police confirmed that their statements are currently being recorded.
The 17 men are alleged to have abused this girl for 6 days at the hotel in Tangalle.
Two prominent businessmen and the manager of the hotel are among the suspects.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha who was arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a 14 year old girl is to be produced before the Matara Magistrate today.
The chairman is said to have abused the victim at a lodge belonging to him in May of this year.