Suspects in Dalapoottuwa killing remanded until January 9

The eight suspects who were in Police custody over the killing of the Galgamuwa Dalapoottuwa tusker of the Kurunegala district, were again ordered to be remanded until January 9, 2018, when the case was taken for hearing on December 26 at the Kurunegala Maho Magistate’s Courts by Maho Additional Magistrate Rasika Mallawarachchi. They were charged for killing the tusker, cutting its tusks, and attempting to sell the tusks and the gajamuthu.

The Magistrate ordered the Police to send the gun that was used to shoot the tusker to the government analyst for verification and to get the details of the telephone conversations that the suspects had exchanged among them during the alleged conspiracy carried out to kill the tusker. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Pieris appeared on behalf of the complainants. 

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