Kotadeniyawa parents appeal for child’s safe return as disappearance remains a mystery

Kotadeniyawa parents appeal for child’s safe return as disappearance remains a mystery

Written by Staff Writer

12 Sep, 2015 | 8:48 pm

Several police teams are investigating the disappearance of a girl from the Kotadeniyawa area in Divulapitiya. Police announced that they have not yet received any credible information on the whereabouts of the little girl.

Seya Sadevmi, born on September 16, 2010 is the middle child of a family of three children. Her house is located down the Welipara in Akarangaha, Badalagama located on the Negombo – Kotadeniyawa road.

Sadevmi is a pre-school student who comes from a family of five.  According to the police the father is an English teacher who also operates a private transport service.

The child was last seen when she went to bed at 8.30 p.m. after watching television with her siblings on Friday night. When the little girl went to sleep,  her father was not at home and her grandparents who had gone to attend a funeral had returned home after 10 p.m. on Friday.

The grandparents say that the front door was not locked even after their return and until their son, the father of the missing girl returned home.

When they searched for her the next morning, they found that she was missing. Police paid special attention to a window in the room that she was sleeping in.

Three windows are located on the wall close to her bed in which she sleeps and one of those windows did not have the metal railing. Sadevmi’s mother confirmed that she sleeps close to the said window, and added that they not pay special attention on closing this particular window.

Police said that the clothes the little girl was wearing on Friday night were on the bed on Saturday morning.The police K9 Unit was also called in to assist in the search of the missing girl.

However, the K9 unit only moved 100 metres and front in the house and another 100 metres to the back. Later the police extensively searched the premises but did not find any clue as to the whereabouts of the child.

Sadevmi was to celebrate her fifth birthday in four days, Her mother and father eagerly await her safe return.

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