Absconding murderer sentenced to death
A suspect who had been sentenced to death in absentia by the
Kurunegala High Court on charges of murder of a person at Wewegama in
Kurunegala in 1991, was taken into custody by the Kurunegala Special
Crimes Investigation Bureau after twelve years.
The suspect who is a resident of Maggomuwa, Maspotha, is said to be a
former police constable attached to a special security division.
When the trial against the suspect under the charge of killing M S M
Munasi of Kawdawatta by shooting him with a pistol on March 7, 1991 was
being heard, the suspect had abstained from attending court.