Habaraduwa hotel worker arrested
Habaraduwa police have arrested a hotel steward for allegedly raping
a twenty eight-year-old Swedish woman tourist on Friday night following
a complaint made by the woman at the Habaraduwa police station. The
victim was produced before the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) at the
Karapitiya Teaching hospital for examination and report. The suspect
will be produced in court, the Police Media spokesman, (SP) Ajit Rohana
told the Sunday Observer.
According to police the suspect, an employee of a hotel had
befriended the Swedish woman who was staying at a hotel closeby. Both
had gone for a dance at a disco that night in the neighbourhood and
thereafter had pleaded with the woman to allow him to sleep in her room
as it was late in the night.
The woman however had allowed him into the room as there was another
foreign woman tourist occupying the room. After they retired, the man
had raped the woman, the police said. Further inquiries are being
conducted by the Habaraduwa police.