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Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe remanded

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe remanded

July 16, 2017   08:59 am

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, who was arrested yesterday (15), has been remanded till the July 25 after being produced at the Kayts Magistrates Court. 

Jayasinghe was arrested for allegedly helping a suspect in the murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vidya in Jaffna to evade arrest.

The 18-year-old student from Pungudutivu was abducted, raped and murdered while returning from school on May 13, 2015.

The incident sparked wide-spread condemnation and protests especially in her hometown of Jaffna while 9 suspects were arrested and indicted over the murder. 

The chief suspect in the case, Mahalingam Shashikumar, was captured by residents in the area and handed over to the authorities, however he was later released by Kayts Police. 

This had resulted in a tense situation involving villagers and police officers while a large number of people were arrested over the unrest. 

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