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Police arrest main suspect in death of 16-year-old girl in Kalutara

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Police have arrested the main suspect in connection with the recent suspicious death of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara. 

He had been arrested by police in the Hikkaduwa area.

The 29-year-old person had allegedly accompanied the teenage girl, who was later found dead near the railway track, to the hotel room in Kalutara.

Based on the information received by Kalutara HQI Ruwan Wijesinghe that the suspect is hiding in the Galle area, a group of crime division officers headed by Crime Division OIC Inspector Dhammka Silva had carried out the raid in Hikkaduwa area.

Accordingly, the suspect had been arrested while he is expected to be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court to obtain detention orders. 

The arrested suspect has been identified as Danushka Gayan Sahabandu, a 29-year-old resident of Isuru Uyana in Kalutara. 

Sri Lanka Police yesterday revealed that several investigation teams had been deployed in order to arrest the main suspect wanted by police in relation to the discovery of the naked body of a 16-year-old schoolgirl on the rail track near a hotel in Kalutara.

Police have also arrested the young couple including another schoolgirl (19) and a young man (22), and also the driver of the car in which the group including the deceased girl had arrived at the hotel in question.

They were ordered to be remanded in custody until May 15, after being produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court on Sunday (May 07). Police have also taken custody of the car in which they travelled to the hotel.

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