|Probe into gaging of Ad Level
pick up steam after exam
By Mallika Etulgama
The probe into the gagging and bounding of an
Advanced Level girl student
in a lonely room at the Kandy Girls’ High School
examination centre early this week will pick up in
earnest after the victim completes the examination,
police sources said.
They said they had deferred probing any details into
the incident from the victim as they did not want to
upset her in view of the examination.
Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Governor Tikiri
Kobbekaduwa have called for reports from the Police.
Police suspect that jealousy may have been the
reason for doing the despicable act to prevent her
from sitting a paper.
The victim is the daughter of a Principal of a
school situated at Peradeniya. The father too is
upset and was not willing to discuss the incident as
it is suspected it is the students of his school who
were behind the incident. There are number of
stories to this incident, one is that certain
teachers had been involved in this alleged incident.
Others claim that certain students who were jealous
of the candidate had set upon her and gagged her in
a classroom of this sprawling school. Only the main
hall is being used for the examination.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Pujitha
Jaysundera said that the incident is under
investigation and that no harm had come on the girl
and the medical report confirms that there are no
injuries on the candidate.