Kochchikade Police (25) arrested a 15-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend from a millionaire family hiding in Japan for more than eight months.
Kochchikade OIC Srinika Jayakody was arrested at the suspect’s aunt’s house in the sea fort in Marawila on a tip-off.
It has been revealed that the arrested 15-year-old girl is six months pregnant.
The girl’s boyfriend had gone to Japan to study and worked as an extra job at her home. The two had left the country on March 13 due to opposition from the girl’s mother.
Upon learning that they were fleeing Japan, the girl’s mother informed SriLankan Airlines that her daughter was being abducted and that she should not be allowed to leave and be handed over at the airport to someone she would name. The girl had said that she wanted to go with her boyfriend after the two were handed over to the Katunayake Airport Police by the flight crew. At that moment, an official of the Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka had come and detained the girl at a hotel in Kochchikade. She has also been advised to park her boyfriend’s sister alone.
The boyfriend arrived at the hotel the next day and fled with the girl. Meanwhile, on March 15, the mother of a girl named Ochni Hora had lodged an oral complaint with the Kochchikade Police. The two have been in hiding in various areas since then.
The suspects are due to be produced in court today (26), and the complainant Japanese woman, is scheduled to return to Sri Lanka.