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 38 year old 'punchi' abuses 15 year old relative 'putha' saying let's play" ... ends up with 21 year jail sentence!


38 year old 'punchi' abuses 15 year old relative 'putha' saying let's play" ... ends up with 21 year jail sentence!

A woman who is said to be a 'punchi amma' (mother's younger sister) bt relationship having been convicted of the crime of through a period of time engaged in abusing her relative son aged 15 years for one year was sentenced to 21 years rigorous imprisonment by Anuradhapura Special Courts
yesterday. This has entered the record books as the court verdict for an offence of abuse in Sri Lanka of this type for the first time.   

This jail term was imposed on a 48 year old married woman living in Valagambahuwa area, Maradankadawala, Kekirawa. She had 10 years before this when she was aged 38 years during the period July 2007 and June 2008 had saying that she would look after her sister's son of 15 years in the evening hours in Anuradhapura had after saying various deceptive talks to the boy had stimulated parts of the body and had lured him into misdeeds, it was confirmed at investigations. She had suggested to the boy "Let's play"  and had gone to the extent of gratifying her sexual desires in the most degrading manner. This 'punchi amma' had got round him to keep all these as a secret and the cat has come out of the bag when this boy had visited the hospital in the company of his parents to take treatment for a sickly condition of his.

Former Consultant Judicial Medical Officer of Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital Dr. Ajit Jayasena inclusive of 7 others have forwarded reports to courts of the pressure inflicted on the child by giving evidence as the plaintiff party. The defendant connected to the incident was taken into custody by Kekirawa Police and after being produced before court was remanded for sometime and until the court verdict was given she under bail imposed on her by court.

She was found guilty on 3 indictments in the presence of Anuradhapura Special High Court that beyond doubt this relative son was subjected to sexual abuse and Judge Mahesh Weeraman imposed a jail sentence of 21 years with 7 years for each indictment and fines as well. When the defendant was given the verdict, her kith and kin had remained outside the courtroom and had made an uproar, it is reported. An occasion where a woman has been imposed a jail term of 21 years of rigorous imprisonment for a case of abuse on a male child who is a minor has not occured before this at any time in the annals of Sri Lanka's history.


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