(NewsRadio); Court today granted permission to detain the main suspect arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara.
Police said 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 of a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Kalutara was arrested yesterday in Hikkaduwa based on information received by the Kalutara Police.
The 29-year-old person had allegedly accompanied the 16-year-old girl to a hotel in Kalutara on Saturday (6).
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 the Nagoda.
Police Media Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Nihal Thalduwa said following investigations, the 19-year-old girl who accompanied the victim and two males aged 22 and 29 were arrested and remanded.
The trio has been remanded until the 15th of May, after being produced before the Kalutara Magistrate’s Court.