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Trishaw driver attempts to abduct and sexually abuse Scottish tourists in Sri Lanka

A trishaw driver in Sri Lanka fled after he attempted to abduct and abuse two Scottish tourists who are currently visiting the island, reports the Daily Mirror.

The driver had reportedly picked up the women in his trishaw from Kandy, before driving to an abandoned building in Hantane, where he attempted to sexually abuse the women.

He fled after one of the tourists managed to fight him off and stab him with a pen, but he still managed to make off with a mobile phone and bag with tens of thousands of rupees worth of valuables.

Also see our earlier posts:

Buddhist monk arrested for filming abuse of German tourist (17 Jan 2016)

Attempted rape of German tourist in Sri Lanka (24 Apr 2014)

Sexual assaults on tourists increase in Sri Lanka (31 March 2014)

Australian student raped by tourist guide in South (26 January 2014)

'Local politicians behind increase in tourist attacks' - Sunday Times (24 Apr 2013)

Another tourist sexually abused in Matara (22 Jan 2012)

More rape incidents of tourists emerge (02 Jan 2012)

‘Attempted rape’ of Swedish tourist adds to Sri Lanka’s woes (31 Dec 2011)

Investigation of British tourist's murder under scrutiny
(29 Dec 2011)

Rajapakse associate arrested for murder and rape of tourists
(27 Dec 2011)

British tourist murdered on Christmas Eve after row with local politician (26 Dec 2011)


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