Suspect arrested in schoolgirl rape case
Eheliyagoda Police arrested a suspect aged 22 who is alleged to have
raped and killed Piumi Madushanka Jayasinghe, 15, a student of Ellawela
Maha Vidyalaya, Eheliyagoda.
The suspect from Pitakanda was arrested by Police after receiving
information from a relative of the schoolgirl.
The suspect had confessed to police that he met the student while
walking along the Eheliyagoda- Pitakanda Road.
According to the suspect’s statement, the girl was dragged into the
jungle and was hit on the head with a stone. She lost consciousness and
raped later. Police believe that the girl was strangled to death and
thrown down a precipice.
Further investigations are being conducted by Eheliyagoda Police OIC
P. Weerasekera. Two suspects earlier taken into custody in connection
with the case, have been released.