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Teacher sentenced to six months RI for assault

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – A school teacher who pleaded guilty to the charge of causing injury to a 11-year-old school boy by assaulting him with a broom stick was sentenced to six-months Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) suspended for five-years and ordered to pay Rs. 1,000 as State cost and Rs. 50,000 to the school boy as compensation by Galle High Court Judge Mohan Seneviratne yesterday (25).

He was ordered a further six-months imprisonment in default of the compensation payment.

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