Blood samples from ‘Angoda Lokka’s parents sent to India; reports

Blood samples from ‘Angoda Lokka’s parents sent to India; reports

Blood samples from ‘Angoda Lokka’s parents sent to India; reports

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Aug, 2020 | 3:46 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Officials of the Indian high commission in Colombo on Tuesday confirmed that the Sri Lankan government had initiated the process to send blood samples of gangster Maddumage Chandana Lasantha Perera alias ‘Angoda Lokka’s parents to Tamil Nadu, reported the Times of India.

A man found dead in Coimbatore on July 3rd has been identified by local police as ‘Angoda Lokka’, a most wanted criminal in Sri Lanka.

The DNA to be extracted from blood samples of his parents will help ascertain the identity of the deceased, by cross-matching that with the one collected from the body.

“There are two ways to send samples to India. The Sri Lankan government can hand it over to the Indian high commission in Colombo or they can send it to their deputy high commission office in Chennai in Tamil Nadu,” a senior official in the commission in Colombo told TOI.

According to sources, blood samples were collected from ‘Angoda Lokka’s father Maddumage Layanal Perera, and his mother Chandrika Perera for the DNA test, reported the Times of India.

“Samples taken from the parents could give a 99% accuracy in the match. ‘Angoda Lokka’ was arrested by the Sri Lankan police in 2014 and his fingerprints taken. The fingerprint samples will be sent along with the blood samples to India for further verification,” said a senior Lankan police officer to the Times of India.

On Monday, Sri Lankan police spokesman Jaliya Senaratne told journalists in Colombo that diplomatic level intervention was on through the ministry of foreign affairs to confirm the death of ‘Angoda Lokka’ in India.

‘Angoda Lokka’ died of cardiac arrest in Coimbatore city on July 3rd and the postmortem examination was carried out at the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital.

‘Angoda Lokka’s body was cremated in Madurai by lawyer Sivakami Sundari and a female aide Amani Dhanji, 27, who hailed from Sri Lanka.

Viscera from his liver, stomach, kidneys, and small intestine were taken and sent to the Forensic Science laboratory in Chennai.

“Once the DNA is retrieved from the viscera, the forensic science experts would compare it to the samples taken from Lokka’s parents,” said a Coimbatore crime-branch CID officer to the Times of India.

‘Angoda Lokka’ who was residing in Coimbatore city as Pradeep Singh since 2018, is believed to have moved to Balaji Nagar in the city in February 2020.

The gangster got a nose job done to conceal his identity.

Coimbatore police arrested Amani Dhanji, lawyer Sivakami Sundari and her friend Dhyaneswaran.

Amani Dhanji had visited Madurai a few months ago and met lawyer Sivagami Sundari.

Meanwhile, the CB-CID team wound up its first phase of inquiry and left Madurai on Monday night after DSP Muralidaran tested positive for Covid-19.

Having worked closely with Muralidaran, the team members are to isolate themselves.

Source: Times of India

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