SDIG in Anuradhapura jail

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By 2017-07-18

By Cassendra Doole

Senior Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police, Lalith Jayasinghe, has been placed in remand custody at the Anuradhapura Prison, a senior official said yesterday.

Commissioner-General of Prisons, Nishan Dhanasinghe said that Jayasinghe was brought to the Anuradhapura Prison on Sunday evening (16).

The Senior DIG was arrested for allegedly helping a suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Vithya in Jaffna to evade arrest.

He was remanded until July 25 by the Kayts Acing Magistrate last Sunday (16).

The 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.

Meanwhile, an accident had occurred while SDIG Jayasinghe was being driven to the courts in Kayts during the early hours of Sunday (16).

Reports state that Jayasinghe had sustained minor injuries in the incident.

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