Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said that the identity of the female body in the Dam street revealed today (March 3).
The deseased women was a 30 years old was residenat Theppanawa area in Kuruwita. Because the head of the body was yet not founded police sends the remains of the body to DNA testing. The women had leaved the home saying that she is going for a pilgrimage in Sri Pada.
Surveillance cameras showed the suspect was entering a rest house in Hanwella area along with a woman and later leaves with a huge suitcase.
Police spokesperson states that the suspect is a Sub Inspector (SI) attached Buttala Police station. And he was on leave at the time of the murder.
He had already run off to a nearby jungle area when police is arriving the suspects home. Also his wife has informed the police that he had written a letter about the incident and asking for the forgiveness. Later today morning ( March 3 ) police had found his body hanging on a tree in the nearby jungle. Also a poison bottle was recovered from the area.
Investigators suspects he might have commited suicide over the case. Suspects love affair with the women said to be the motive behind this murder.
A headless dead body was found inside a roadside in the Dam street in March 1 and police had done further investigations on the CCTV footages of the suspect.
Later on March 2 they had found that the suspects who carried the suitcase tansported it from Hanwella to Colombo in a Hanwella-Pettah (143) bus. Police states that the bus driver and the conductor has revealed that a person carrying a suitcase got on to the bus from Hanwella.
post-mortem examination will be conducted on the suspects body later today.