Vithya murder case SDIG remanded

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By 2017-07-17

BY Cassendra Doole

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, who was arrested on Saturday (15) in connection with allegedly assisting a suspect in a murder case to escape, was yesterday (16) remanded till 25 July by the Kayts Acting Magistrate.

Police Media Spokesman, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara told Ceylon Today that the Senior DIG had been arrested over allegedly helping a suspect, in the murder of schoolgirl Vithya......Sivaloganathan in Jaffna, to evade arrest.

Vithya Sivaloganathan, an 18-year-old student from Pungudutivu, was abducted, raped and murdered when she was returning from school on May 13, 2015. The incident sparked wide-spread condemnation and protests especially in her hometown of Jaffna while nine suspects were arrested and indicted over the murder.

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