Written by Staff Writer
17 Jan, 2016 | 9:45 pm
Seya Sadewmi was reported missing in Kotadeniyawa on Sept. 11, 2015. It was confirmed two days later that the young girl had been raped and murdered.
A 17-year-old schoolboy and a 35-year-old man, both neighbors of the victim, were arrested in connection with the murder. The individual known as Kondaya who was arrested along with the school student, was portrayed as the main suspect in the murder by the police, but a short while later the police arrested Kondaya’s brother. DNA samples confirmed him as the main suspect in the case.
Later on Oct. 1, 2015, the 17-year-old schoolboy was acquitted by court as a result of the failure to match his DNA sample. The acquitted school student said that he had shared a picture of Seya on Facebook after the murder and that is why he was arrested. He added that he was beaten in a way that a schoolboy should never be beaten.
On Oct. 2, the schoolboy lodged a complaint with Police Headquarters following his release, seeking an inquiry into the assault that he was subject to. A resolution on this matter remains unknown. On the Sunday, Jan. 17, the student’s mother claimed that the boy has been made to abandon his education and is also facing disrepute in society.
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