Police have arrested the mother, father, sister, and the brother-in-law of a 12-year-old girl in Udayarkattu, Puthukkudiyiruppu on suspicion of murdering her.
The victim’s brother-in-law was arrested on the 19th of December on suspicion of involvement in the incident.
The victim’s mother, father, and sister were taken into custody as the 33-year-old suspect did not provide sufficient information.
The victim’s mother and father are 48 years of age and the sister is 21-years-old.
Separate interrogations of the trio revealed this was a premeditated murder.
The investigation revealed that the suspects had attempted to mislead the Police in order to divert the attention from the murder.
The victim’s brother-in-law who was arrested in connection with the murder was remanded till the 4th of January after being produced before the Mullaitivu Magistrate’s Court.
The mother, father, and sister of the victim are due to be produced before the Mullaitivu Magistrate’s Court today.
Puthukkudiyiruppu Police are conducting further investigations.