Raped girl denied schooling
Education authorities in Sri Lanka have denied the right of a girl to education after she was raped, a rights watchdog said.
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said the principal of a school in Galle has refused to allow the victim to resume her education in the school.
“The Principal has stated that the girl denied entry because she is now a disgrace and a bad example to the other students,” a statement issued by the watchdog said.
Rape video recorded
Nadin Ishan Chandika, a resident in Ahangama, is accused of raping the 15-year old girl on 29 December 2006, according to the AHRC.
Nadin and his friend, Nuwan “recorded her semi-clothed body on their mobile phones. When the girl refused to cooperate, they put a knife to her chin and threatened her,” the statement added.
A video-recording of the rape was rumoured to be circulating in the village.
After the incident was reported to the police and court proceedings began, Principal of Anula Devi Balika Vidyalaya had refused the girl to return to the school.
The victim, who is due to sit for the GCE O/L exams in December this year, is yet to be allowed to continue her studies despite repeated requests by her parents, according to the Rights watchdog.
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