Wednesday, July 09, 2008

If you're being raped, use your mobile to record it, says Sri Lanka's police chief!!! WTF!

Sri Lanka’s newly-appointed police chief has come up with a novel idea to tackle the rising crime rate.

Inspector General Jayantha Wickremeratne, who assumed duties last week, says camera phones could play a bigger role in crime busting.

“If someone comes to rape you, use your mobile phone to record it,” he said addressing journalists in Sri Lanka’s hill capital, Kandy yesterday. 

The police chief’s advice to use phone camera came at a time when Sri Lanka police have come under increasing public and media criticism for their failure to curb the rising crime rate and arrest suspects who attack journalists. 

Sri Lanka’s publishers and media rights groups last week announced a Rs5 million reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects who assaulted a journalist and a Press officer of the British High Commission in broad daylight at a heavily guarded area in Colombo.

The attackers came in a white van with tinted glass. 

When the police chief was asked about white vans being used in several cases of abductions and assaults, he said it was very difficult to crack down on white van crimes as at any given time and place in Colombo, there are at least 500 white vans.


See also: Sri Lanka: enlistement of child soldiers continues

And this: Boys, aged 11, rape (sister) and record it on cell-phone...

And this: Five cops rape 12-year-old girl...

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