Police permitted to detain and question the main suspect of Karate Wasantha murder, SF Lokka
The Court permitted Anuradhapura police today to detain Eron Ranasinghe alias SF Lokka for 24 hours and question him in connection with the murder of a night club owner and Karate Champion Wasantha Soyza.
The order was issued when the suspect was produced before Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Shanaka Kalansuriya this afternoon.
In addition, Eron Ranasinghe’s brother Asitha Ranasinghe and four other suspects including a woman were remanded till November 9th for harboring the main suspect.
25-year Asitha Ranasinghe was arrested in Tangalle while the driver of the lorry in which the assailants escaped after the crime, was arrested near the Anuradhapura bus stand last Saturday.
They were detained for 24 hours on an order issued by Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate Nadika D Piyarathna, and both of them were produced before Court today.
28 suspects in connection with the Karate Wasantha murder have been arrested so far, and 27 of them have been remanded till November 9th.
Police informed Court today that an axe, iron pipe, several wooden clubs, a Tipper, a motor car, and a three wheeler suspected to be used in the crime have been taken into police custody.
Karate Wasantha was axed to death in a night club on Muditha Mawatha in Anuradhapura on October 24th.
The night club manager and two other workers were also injured during the incident.