Travelling bag murder case: Operations continue to recover missing head

Travelling bag murder case: Operations continue to recover missing head

Travelling bag murder case: Operations continue to recover missing head

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

04 Mar, 2021 | 7:59 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): Operations are continuing in order to recover the head of the female corpse discovered inside a large travelling bag left unattended at Gas Works Junction in Dam Street, Colombo on Monday (Mar. 01), Sri Lanka Police said on Thursday (Mar. 04).

The victim was identified as a 30-year-old resident from Theppanwa of the Kuruvita Police area, Police revealed on Wednesday (Mar. 03).

“Relatives of the victim who visited the Police Mortury yesterday (03) confirmed the identity of the deceased,” Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana told News 1st on Thursday (Mar. 04).

However, the Judicial Medical Officers and Sri Lanka Police have decided to conduct a DNA test in respect of the mother of the victim given that the corpse is missing the head to re-confirm the identity, DIG Ajith Rohana elaborated.

“Furthermore, Police Scene of Crime Officers who visited the guest house where the couple was staying on the night of 28th February, recovered blood stains in the room and the washroom,” the Deputy Police Chief added.

The perpetrator of this brutal murder was identified as a Sub-Inspector who was attached to the Buttala Police; and he committed suicide on Wednesday (Mar. 03) before being apprehended.

“Based on further investigations, information has come to light that the perpetrator had visited Hanwella town in the morning hours of 1st March, to purchase a knife and a traveling bag from two separate locations,” DIG Ajith Rohana further noted.

According to DIG Ajith Rohana, the autopsy in respect of the Sub-Inspector will be conducted at the Sirigala Hospital in Moneragala today (Mar. 04); while the autopsy in respect of the headless corpse will be conducted following the DNA test.

Further investigations are being conducted by Dam Street Police and Badalkumbura Police.

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