Written by Tharushan Fernando
25 Aug, 2016 | 8:10 pm
Police have ruled that blunt force trauma to the head and excessive blood loss were the causes of death of the Bambalapitiya businessman who was abducted and found brutally murdered.
The remains were handed over to relatives following the post-mortem at the Kegalle Police.
In the latest development, police also obtained a court order preventing the overseas travel of five persons suspected of committing the crime.
“He has a son and daughter. If someone took him, I ask them to call me. I will give them the money in secret. We will not seek the assistance of the law. Please return our son. That is all we want “, the father of the victim had pleaded.
However, the abductors responded in a brutal manner.
On the night of August 21 , millionaire businessman Mohammed Shakeeb Suleiman was abducted opposite his residence located down Kothelawala Avenue in Bambalapitiya. The late Shakeeb Suleiman was in the business of importing and distributing garments from Indonesia and China, together with his father.
Relatives said that the victim’s wrist watch and blood spatter was seen at the site of the abduction. It is suspected that he was assaulted at the site. On Tuesday Night, the victim’s father received a ransom call demanding Rs.20 ilmlion for his release. Police said on Wednesday that they had traced the phone call to the Kegalle area.
On Wednesday evening, the Mawanella Police discovered the body of Shakeeb Suleiman following a tip-off on a slope five metres off a road in Rukulagama, Hemmathagama.
At the time of discovery , the body was badly decomposed and was in a state beyond recognition. The torso of the body was exposed while the Denim pants and underwear were pulled down to the knee of the victim.The victim was identified by a relative after examining the underwear of the body.
The post-mortem and magisterial examination took place on Thursday.The victim’s wife and father were summoned for these examinations.
Police announced on Wednesday that the victim, Mohammed Shakeeb Suleiman had filed complaints against five other businessman over financial fraud with the Criminal Investigations Department and the Colombo Crimes Division.
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