The Puttalam police, with the help of residents rescued a schoolgirl who was forcibly taken into a jungle by a man for immoral purposes. The girl, a first-year student of Anagarika Dharmapala Vidyalaya in Puttalama was rescued after about an hour.
The person who is alleged to have abducted the child was also arrested by the people. The schoolgirl was in the habit of returning home after school with her brother in a three-wheeler. However, this man had lured the child to go into the jungle in Thiladiya.
People who noticed the child being taken by an unknown person had raised the alarm and alerted the police and together started searching for the little girl. The child’s screams led the rescuers to the frightened child.
The miscreant was severely assaulted by the people who found him hiding in the same jungle. (Hiran Priyankara Jayasinghe)
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