Investigations underway to identify Dankotuwa charred bodies

Investigations underway to identify Dankotuwa charred bodies

Investigations underway to identify Dankotuwa charred bodies

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2016 | 9:51 pm

Police are yet to ascertain the identities of the five charred bodies that were discovered inside a burnt out van in the Bujjampola area in Dankotuwa.

Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that seven police teams are heading the investigations.

Police made a gruesome discovery of five charred bodies inside a burnt-out van in Dankotuwa on  the morning of March 11.

Police have also focused their attention on the blood splatter that was discovered opposite the Makandura Public Grounds, which is located 15 km away from where the van was found. Police said that they cannot rule the incident as a homicide.

Police however, said that the incident was not a natural event.

Statements have been recorded from around 20 persons. The van in question had been provided to a private financial institution by a woman in Colpetty.

The financial institution had handed over the van to an individual known as Kapila Senaratne from Kajuwatte, Makandura who is a repossession professional.

Kapila Senarath Bandara was out on bail following an incident where he had attacked an individual with a sword. There are several cases on robberies filed against this individual and he is a “registered criminal” in the country.

Police say that they have not confirmed as to whether Kapila Senarath Bandara was among the dead discovered in the burnt out van.

News 1st today went in search of the residence of Kapila Senarath Bandara in Makandura.

The post mortem in to the bodies were scheduled to take place at the Negombo General Hospital.

However, as the identities have not been ascertained, the Negombo JMO decided to postpone the port mortem.

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