The body of a 14-year-old girl, who was reported missing, has been found at a residence in Kalogahaella, Dambulla.
Police said the child was picked up by the father of one of her classmates on a motorbike on the 6th of October, claiming to teach lessons to his daughter.
However, when the child did not return home, the parents visited their residence, to find the house unoccupied.
Police said the parents lodged a complaint with the Dambulla Police of the girl’s disappearance.
The parents had also visited a house rented by the girl’s friend’s parents two months before, to find the house locked.
However, investigations revealed the 14-year-old was found murdered on a bed inside the house.
Police are conducting investigations to apprehend the suspect and his wife who have fled the area.