Youth who eloped with underage Japanese girl remanded

Youth who eloped with underage Japanese girl remanded

A Sri Lankan youth who had eloped with an underage Japanese girl to Sri Lanka and had married her has been remanded till December 3.

The Negombo Magistrate’s Court further ordered to hand over the Japanese girl to her family.

Three others who had aided the suspect to elope and marry the underage girl have been ordered to be released on sureties.

The couple was arrested in the Mudhukatuwa area in Marawila produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The girl, who is the daughter of a Japanese businessman is reported to be pregnant and nearly five months into her pregnancy.

The mother of the girl had filed a complaint with the Sri Lanka Police in March this year, stating that the suspect had abducted the girl.

The Japanese Embassy in Sri Lanka had thereafter informed Sri Lankan Government officials in this regard.

The Kochchikade Police said the couple had eloped to Sri Lanka after the girl’s mother had objected to the love affair.

The Sri Lankan is reported to have travelled to Japan for education purposes and had engaged in a romantic relationship with the underage Japanese girl while working at her residence.

The youth had thereafter eloped to Sri Lanka with the consent of his lover following objections raised by her mother.