Written by Tharushan Fernando
16 Jan, 2016 | 10:23 pm
The Inspector General of Police has ordered that the police report pertaining to the murder in Embilitiya be produced within the next two days.
A communique issued by Police Headquarters states that the DIG in charge of the Sabaragamuwa Province, C.D Wikramaratne, has been vested with the task of heading the investigations. The appointment was made when Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara, who was previously handling the evidence, withdrew from the investigation.
Two complaints were lodged at Police Headquarters on Jan. 16 with regard to the murder of Sumith Prassanna Jawaywardhena said to have taken place in Embilipitiya at a Jan. 5 function to celebrate his daughter attaining age. The complaints were lodged by Parliamentarian Dr. Kavinda Jayawardhena and a group of relatives of the deceased.
UNP MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardena stated that when visiting the location that the person had been pushed to the second floor and then on to the ground, with the blood trail visible.
“I think these should be determined using DNA,” he said, adding that there were 180 laceration marks on the body. One arm had been removed when he was taken to the hospital, the MP said.
“He did not die after falling off the Sigiri rock to sustain this many injuries,” said Dr. Jayawardena. The parliamentarian added that there are suspicions over the conduct of the Embilipitiya Police. A request has been made that this be taken under the Crimes Investigations Division.
The brother of the deceased noted that the police despise the whole of Embilipitiya.
“It became their own rule: a police rule. If a person steps on the streets, that would be his fate too,” the brother said.
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