Killing of Thalgaspitiya teenager: Suspect produced in court

Killing of Thalgaspitiya teenager: Suspect produced in court

Killing of Thalgaspitiya teenager: Suspect produced in court

Written by Tharushan Fernando

29 Jan, 2016 | 9:51 pm

A suspect who had  allegedly raped and killed a thirteen-year-old girl in Thalgaspitiya, Mawathagama was arrested and produced in court on Friday. The Pilessa Magistrate Court ordered that the suspect  be remanded until February  12.

A minor who sold milk , breathed her last on Thursday when she was most vulnerable, and was not under the protection of the parents. The parents who had been in a state of panic when their daughter had not returned, had launched a search for her, together with the locals.

The lifeless body of thirteen-year-old K.Vijayakumari was found approximately one and a half kilometres away from her house. Her parents work as labourers at the Morroccowatta estate in Thalgaspitiya. They had moved to Thalgaspitiya around six months ago. The victim helped the family keep their head above water, by selling milk.

An individual who was living at the dwelling in which the body was found was arrested

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