While interrogating suspect:
Police unravel eight year murder mystery
Gampola Police have been able to unravel the mystery behind a death
that took place eight years ago following the arrest and interrogation
of a suspect involved in 16 house breaking incidents.
The suspect, a three-wheeler driver had confessed to murdering a bank
employee named Sarath Kumar in the year 2002. According to his
confession Sarath Kumar returning after working in Colombo had hired his
three-wheeler at about 11 pm to go home from the Gampola town. On
suspicion that his client was carrying money the suspect had strangled
him to death near a quarry.
The Police had been unable to solve the mystery behind the death
since an open verdict was given at the postmortem inquiry held at the
According to the three-wheeler driver’s confession he had found only
Rs 250 in the body of the deceased.
Produced before the Gampola Acting Magistrate S M Hussain the suspect
was remanded till December 2, 2010. Incidentally the three-wheeler of
the murder suspect has a sticker with the word ‘Maitree’ (mercy).