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Lankan beaten for following EU

2014 Jan 07

A Sri Lankan girl in Genoa, on the northwestern Italian coast, has been hospitalized after being allegedly assaulted by her father for following European customs.

The ’genova.repubblica.it’ website reported that the girl had multiple bruises on her body when she was examined by doctors at a hospital in San Martino.

The 18 year old girl had refused to follow her native Sri Lankan culture and instead had adopted European customs which angered her father.

Investigations had revealed that the girl had been assaulted on several occasions and she always sought treatment from hospital.

The Sri Lankan girl has now told the authorities she does not want to return home and has sought protection.

The local police and the Prosecutor’s Office are now investigating the incident while the social services department has been approached to provide the girl accommodation. (Colombo Gazette)

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