Iranawila boy’s murder Suspect arrested

The suspect in the killing of a 9-year-old boy at Iranawila, Chilaw, was arrested while hiding at a fishing village in Mullaitivu yesterday, Police said. The Navy had assisted the Police to arrest the suspect at Nayaru, the fishing village in Mullaitivu.

The dead boy identified as Sudeera Nirmal, was reported missing on February 25 and his body was found two days later in a jungle area close to his home.

Police investigations revealed that the boy had been abducted, molested and killed.

“A special Police team had been sent to Mullaitivu to bring the suspect to Chilaw,” Police sources said.

After the boy went missing, CCTV camera footage of a shop in the area had recorded the boy being accompanied by an individual suspected to be a coconut plucker on the day of his disappearance.

The suspect had fled the area following the discovery of the boy’s body. The post mortem into the death was conducted by special Judicial Medical Officer of the Chilaw Base Hospital D.K. Wijewardena on February 28. 

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