Indian Police to close ‘Angoda Lokka’ case

Indian Police to close ‘Angoda Lokka’ case

Indian Police to close ‘Angoda Lokka’ case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Nov, 2021 | 9:49 am

Coimbatore: The CB-CID police have decided to file a petition before a court in the city seeking to close the case of the suspicious death of Sri Lankan underworld don Angoda Lokka (Maddumage Lasantha Chandana Perera) following the matching of his DNA profile with that of his mother.

“The Sri Lankan government collected blood samples from Chandrika Perera, mother of Angoda Lokka. The DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) profile of Chandrika Perera was sent to the forensic science laboratory in Chennai two weeks ago, where DNA of Lokka has already been profiled,” a senior police officer from CB-CID told the Times Of India.

He said that both DNA profiles matched with 99 % accuracy.

“We had already confirmed that the death of Lokka was due to sudden cardiac arrest. Following the DNA match, we have now confirmed the identity of the deceased as Lokka,” the police officer said.

In a separate development, the Crime Branch-CID police from Coimbatore arrested Chanuka Thananayaka alias Ladiya alias Ladim, 38, a close aide of Sri Lankan underworld don Angoda Lokka, from Bengaluru on Saturday (13).

Police said Chanuka Thananayaka, hailing from Athurugiriya in Colombo was a most wanted criminal in Sri Lanka.

The sleuths arrested another man, identified as T Gopalakrishnan alias Jayapal, 46 for providing shelter to Thananayaka in Bengaluru.

The two were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) M Sanjeevi Baskar on Saturday night and later remanded in judicial custody.

After the death of Angoda Lokka due to cardiac arrest at his hideout in Coimbatore on July 3, 2020, police had arrested Madurai-based lawyer Sivakami Sundari and her friend Dhyaneswaran for helping him stay in India under a false identity.

Angoda Lokka’s lover Amani Dhanji who was living with him in Coimbatore was also arrested.

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