COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Investigations into the suspicious death of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara on Saturday will be taken over by the Criminal Investigation Department.
Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne has issued necessary directives to the CID to take over the investigation which has made headlines in the past few days.
Meanwhile, earlier today, another person was arrested in relation to the suspicious death of the 16-year-old schoolgirl who died after allegedly falling from the third floor of a hotel along the Galle Road in Kalutara-South on Saturday (6).
The Police Media Division said the wife of the owner of the hotel where the 16-year-old girl was staying before her death was arrested.
The 48-year-old woman, a resident of Katukurunda, was arrested for failing to properly inspect the National Identity Card of the teenager before providing accommodation at the hotel owned by her husband.
She is scheduled to be produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court.
The body of a 16-year-old girl was found close to a railway track behind a hotel along the Galle Road in Kalutara-South on Saturday evening.
According to Police, the teenager had checked into the hotel along with three others.
Preliminary investigations had revealed that the teenager in question had arrived with a youth and another young couple and rented two rooms on the third floor of the hotel.
Police said an employee of the hotel had noticed that all four were consuming alcohol in one room, although they had rented two rooms in the hotel.
Later, the couple had left the hotel, and the employees had noticed the other man also leaving the hotel after about 20 minutes.
Subsequently, the naked body of the teenager who had died, allegedly after falling from the third floor of the five-storied building was discovered.
The deceased girl was identified as a resident of Nagoda.
Following investigations, the 19-year-old girl who accompanied the victim and two males aged 22 and 29 were arrested.
The 19-year-old girl and the 22-year-old male were remanded until the 15th of May, after being produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court.
Police have identified the 29-year-old as the main suspect in the murder.
Court has granted permission to detain the main suspect arrested in connection with the suspicious death of the 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara.
The Kalutara Magistrate’s Court granted permission to detain the 29-year-old suspect for 48 hours for interrogations.
The main suspect in connection with the suspicious death was arrested in Hikkaduwa based on information received by the Kalutara Police.
Accordingly, a total of four persons have been arrested in relation to the incident thus far.