Murdered songstress’s husband remanded

Panadura Chief Magistrate Chandana Liyanage yesterday ordered the remand of Prabath Rasika till July 23,in connection with the murder of his wife, songstress Priyani Jayasinghe (51), at Arukgoda, Panadura.

The suspect was produced before Court by Samanlal Edirisinghe of the Panadura South Police with a ‘B’ report.

The blade of a scissor used by the suspect to stab the victim was also recovered by the police.

The Panadura AJMO who conducted the autopsy on the body of Priyani Jayasinghe stated in the Judicial Medical Report that the death was due to shock and haemorrhage following excessive bleeding from the injuries found on the body.

Panadura South Police Crimes Branch conducted investigations. Panadura Acting Magistrate Sunethra Fernando conducted the magisterial inquiry.

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