Police have arrested an individual in connection with the sexual assault and murder of 13-year-old girl Harshavi in Vavuniya police division yesterday (25). Harshavi was found hanging by a saree on 16 February. Until the post mortem examination revealed that she has been strangled to death after being sexually assaulted, Police assumed that she has committed suicide.
A hartal was staged in Vavuniya on 24 February demanding that Police immediately arrest Harshavi's murderers.
The suspect is a resident of Vavuniya area aged 36 years. He will be produced before Vavuniya Magistrate today and Vavuniya Police is conducting further investigations.