Spanish tourist raped in Sri Lanka

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HOTEL ATTACK: Sri Lankan police arrested suspected rapist. Credit: Pixabay


A SRI LANKAN man has been arrested for allegedly raping a Spanish tourist back in May 2019.

The incident reportedly took place in the Sri Lankan town of Kandy as the woman was sleeping in her hotel room.

According to reports the woman had met the alleged attacker hours before as they were staying in the same hotel. The detained claimed to be family of the owner of the establishment.

As the woman slept the man took advantage of the poor condition of the door lock and forced his way in before allegedly attacking her.

The victim left the hotel and reported the crime to the Spanish consulate in Sri Lanka along with the Tourist Police. She was then hospitalised for two days for checks.

After she was released she travelled back to Spain for further checks and was interviewed by officials where she presented documentation and emails from the attacker revealing his identity.

The man was arrested thanks to the cooperation of the Spanish authorities and the Sri Lankan National Police

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