3 remanded over death of Kalutara teen ; main suspect still at large



A couple and another person who were arrested over the death of a 16-year-old girl in Kalutara have been ordered to be remanded in custody until May 15.

The suspects include the deceased’s female friend and the friend’s boyfriend, as well as another who is the driver of a vehicle linked to the crime. The main suspect of the case is still at large.

They were remanded after being produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court today (08).

The schoolgirl who had died after falling from the third floor of a five-storey building where rooms are rented, was located next to the railway line in Kalutara city was discovered on May 06.

The deceased girl was identified to be a 16 year old resident from the Nagoda area and her remains have been identified by the parents of the deceased.

An employee of the hotel had witnessed that all four were drinking alcohol in one room, although they had rented two rooms in the hotel.

Later, the young couple had left the hotel, and the hotel employees had witnessed the other young boy leaving the hotel in a panic after about 20 minutes.

A person, who came to the hotel later on, had informed the hotel staff that a woman was lying naked on the railway track near the hotel.

Upon notifying the police, it had been revealed that she had already died.


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