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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 9:52
UPDATE: Police suspects the murder has been committed by a person known to the family.
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The funeral of Seya Sadevmi who was brutally murdered was held at Akarangaha cemetery in Kotadeniyawa today.

Our correspondent stated that a large gathering of mourners participated in the funeral.

Meanwhile police suspect that the murder has been committed by a person known well to the victim’s family. 

The investigators of the murder have drawn attention on three main suspects.

A senior police officer stated that the main assailant could definitely be identified soon after the completion of several special tests being carried out.

Seya Sadevmi was reported missing from her house after she went to sleep in her grandmother’s house last Friday night. 

Later investigations were initiated after her father complained the incident to the Kotadeniyawa police, and her body was found in a nearby stream.

The post mortem held yesterday revealed the girl was sexually abused before she was strangled to death by a strap of cloth.

Police have already recorded statements from over 20 persons including several family members of the victim.

Meanwhile Minister of Women and children’s Affairs Chandrani Bandara said that she would take every possible step to bring the culprit to book.

Minister Chandrani Bandara stated this after assuming duties in her ministry this morning.

Update : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 18:49
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3 Suspected for Seya’s Murder

The investigations to the murder of Seya Sadevmi of Kotadeniyawa have drawn attention on three main suspects. 

A senior police officer stated that the main assailant could definitely be identified soon after the completion of several special tests.

Seya Sadevmi was reported missing from her house after she went to sleep in her grandmother’s house on last Friday night. 

Later investigations were initiated after her father complained the incident to the Kotadeniyawa police, and her body was found from a bank of a nearby stream.

The post mortem held on the body revealed the girl had undergone severe sexual abuse before she was strangled to death by a strap of cloth.

Police have already recorded statements from over 20 persons including the girl’s father and the grandfather in connection with the murder of the child.

Acting Police Media Spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody further described the developments of the investigations into the murder of Seya Sadevmi.

 
Update : Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 12.37
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Funeral of the murdered child today

The funeral of the child who was murdered in Kotadeniyawa will be held today at the Divulapitiya cemetery.

The post mortem of murdered Seya Sadevmi of Kotadeniyawa has revealed that the girl was sexually abused before the crime.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said that the girl was strangled to death with a strap of cloth.

The post mortem was held by judicial medical officer Dr. M.N. Rahul Huck yesterday at the Negombo hospital.

However police have recorded statements from 15 persons including the girl’s father and grandfather.

Acting Police Media Spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said investigations are continued on the details found during the post mortem.



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