Eight-year-old killed in Akmeemana; suspect arrested

Eight-year-old killed in Akmeemana; suspect arrested

Written by Bella Dalima

18 Sep, 2014 | 10:19 pm

A suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of an eight year old girl in Akmeemana.

The Janabala village in Akmeemana was in a state of shock upon hearing the disappearance of eight year old Poojani Asanthi.

Poojani was the youngest in a family of two and was a student in Grade 3.

It was Poojani’s responsibility carry out daily household chores, in the absence of her father, who is a day labourer in Colombo. It is learnt that mother works at an estate in the area and her elder sister attends tuition classes.

The body of the girl was found after an individual in the neighbourhood led the way to the location where the body was lying.

Her body was found in a tea estate not far from her home. It was later revealed, that it was the  individual who helped to discover the body – who had allegedly committed the murder.

The suspect’s house is located around 50 metres away from little Poojani’s house.


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